Layers 1, 2 & 3
Layer 6 & 7
This is what I've been working on for the last couple of days. Lots and lots of splashing paint around, making marks, spraying water. Not much thinking, certainly no over-thinking, a process of simply making colour and creating depth. It's really fun and the more I play with Flora's techniques the more I understand her process of letting go, but perhaps not completely. There's a natural rhythm, a subtle noticing of where colour needs to go to bring the piece to life, a gentle balancing. I'm loving this part of the process.
The hard bit comes next for me. Taking the groundwork and turning it into something more cohesive. Flora encouraged us to continue to stay loose, to let the painting come to life of it's own accord. I haven't quite found my way with it yet. I get a bit stuck at this point. How to take it from a beautifully rich piece of colour and pattern and turn it into a more cohesive artwork. It's a mystery.
The journey continues. Always.