“I want my paintings to tell stories, even if the plots are inaccessible, the characters unknown and the ending unfathomable.”
While digging through my storage looking for another surface on which to paint, I ran across a few sheets of Arches 88 paper that I had purchased years before for an etching workshop. I found it’s uncoated and fast-drying surface a wonderful challenge. I set my brushes down and began to use a putty knife to apply the acrylic paint, eventually purchasing different sizes of knives from the hardware store and exploring layering and under texture techniques. The images here are the results. I expect I’ll revisit this process again.