|Everyone's blank page is different.|
Challenge or opportunity.
|So I play with the blank ambiguity.|
While the gesso dries, I play with a languishing canvas . . .
|layers of interference colors and black ~ just add water.|
This might sit another week though.
|Meanwhile, back at the pages, drips and daubs.|
|Layer on the Lemon Yellow.|
(And this is when the pages come apart from the book from so much water. A quick repair with masking tape on the other side. It also means the previous spread has been compromised. The hazards of art journal creation.)
|Taking in the winter view from the studio while paint dries again.|
|Golden Yellow dots . . .|
|a bronzed edge . . .|
|texture created with stencil and gel medium . . .|
|Hawaii Blue . . .|
|and, finally, drips of Red Iron Oxide and orange.|
I try not to worry about beginning too much.
It's the work in between that can seem daunting.