'Supper?', index card journal, 3 by 5 ins., mixed media
I did this teeny page in the index card journal to re-visit the technique of using dry pigment (cad yellow; crimson) scattered over molding paste. It gives wonderful textural results which are seen to better effect IRL.
Once the pigment and paste are dry, I washed on a thin layer of acrylic in magenta and cadmium yellow. I found the little slender loris sketch in my notebook and the dragonfly was a paper embellishment from a kids craft pack. I stuck them on with regular gel.
I love the effects of this combination of techniques and hope to try it out on a regular A4 size painting.
'Squirrel monkey face', acrylics, 5 by 7 ins., painting board.
Yesterday I did a try-out of a squirrel monkey face to get a handle on its features...with the intention of doing a larger painting eventually.
Monkeys are my favourite wild animal. There are so many unique species with such wonderfully varied facial features!
Painting monkeys could keep one engrossed for years.