With "intuitive" painting, I start out without
any particular image in mind and throw colors of
acrylic paint over the painting surface. I choose colors"
intuitively", and also do not control how and where the
paint lands. This is a "fun" way of painting, and
allows me to use my imagination to form images out of what
I see on the surface.
I do not use a brush to apply the paint, but prefer a brayer
and boar hair brush to spread the paint around. Depending on the sub surface I use,
I have found that Bristol paper has less absorption properties, so the
paint dries with more texture, I will sometime use gesso in
the mix of paint that is applied. This seems to help the textures hold up better and not flatten out, which seems
to happen more easily on canvas, and watercolor paper. I sometimes
will lay a sheet or two of plastic wrap over the paint while
it is still wet, and then pull it off (reusing the image on
the plastic as a mono print for another piece of art work).
This gives my work some unexpected and interesting paint texture.
After letting the paint dry on the surface, usually over night,
I look at the composition, and turn it, to
see if there are any images or shapes that might be distinct.
After I get an idea of where and what colors I will use over
the acrylic, I start applying oil pastels, or colored pencil
over the acrylic surface. I will sometimes spray the surface
after layering colored pencil, so further application is made
easier, and seals the layer below it. I use prismacolor colored
pencils, and find them the best for layering colors, and working
over even the darkest colors of the acrylic base.
If I use oil pastels over the acrylic, I use
my fingers, paper towels, q-tips, or anything I may have on
hand to apply or spread the color when I think it's needed.
done on any kind of paper substrait need to be under glass
or plexiglass to protect them. I have done a few on
canvas, using oil pastels as the overlay, and they need at
least one to two months before a protective varnish is applied.
Laurieann Lepper Dygowski - firstname.lastname@example.org
7242 Liberty Grove, Rowlett, TX 75089, 972-475-1836,