I decided I had to recreate Woody on canvas. This is just a very early WIP. Because I love collage so much (all the glue and paper tearing and sticky hands) I decided to collage the tree trunk with some scrapbooking paper. I have also done some washes of color on it but more to go. This week Julie Fei-Fan Balzer showed some paintings from a class in which she didn't meticulously outline the figures in the painting but color blocked them with paint. It suddenly hit me how freeing that is - not coloring inside the lines! So - that's how I started with Woody. I have always been so rule bound (never push the boundaries) - so I am going for it. That's not to say that I won't sketch again or even paint a sketch. I think this is part of the please myself not the rest of the world campaign. I'm interested to see where this will take me. By the way - the bluish background is Liquitex spray paint (they are fabulous) over old text and I have added a bit of green gold and quinacridone nickel azo gold. So - I've been gluing and painting and I am happy!!!
Thanks for stopping by - I will be linking to Paint Party Friday (here) on Friday. If you celebrate Easter - have fun with the family and remember the joy of the resurrection. Leave a comment if you can - I really love to hear from you. Have a blessed and art filled day.