Tonight I was playing with an idea. I wanted to journal my last week, but I wanted to hide the journaling after I had written it. I could have done this in one of my art journals, but I saw this unopened 11″ x 14″ canvas and thought “Why not?”. The canvas was already primed so I pulled out my black india ink and my dip pen and wrote in a circular motion all around the canvas. (I have blurred out the writing, but you can still get the idea).
I let the canvas dry for a bit and then covered it with a light coat of gesso. As it turned out, the india ink had not completely dried yet and was bleeding into the gesso. Hmm, now what? I finished coating it with gesso and then grabbed a paper towel and started rubbing the paper towel in a circular motion, top to bottom, in strips. This is what was created.
Shades of grey in wave forms. You would not know that there was ever any journaling underneath, but I know that the writing I did tonight was soothing and put an exclamation point at the end of a very difficult week. I’m going to let this dry overnight and see where I want to go with it tomorrow.
Keep it simple!