Studio Doings, letting go of being in charge and allowing images to emerge – one of my favorite ways of starting is demonstrated here – making random marks with limited media and colours and seeing what comes. Use masking tape to both separate the postcard-sized images and also to create a border around them when you cut them up later. DON’T THINK – let your arm and eye do the work.
Next stage is to take off the tape and cut the images into ‘postcards’. Then take some time to move them around and ‘see’ what might emerge. Because I have so many I am less afraid of making mistakes, because its experimental, I remind myself that there are no failures. Now I use pens/graphite/inks etc to add lines where I see the need:
Sorry some of these are not clear – taken with phone camera. here are some more close-ups:
Inspired by the Wiltshire landscape these sketches are the basis, maybe, for future larger paintings – or I might send them as postcards to friends – or mount them as small framed pictures. Enjoy the process.