Watercolor on Recycled Painting
This is number 27 of my 30 in 30 challenge. This challenge has been so much fun, and has created a freedom in me, that I didn't know existed. My intention was to make every single daily painting experimental. I've never tried to do any drippy and wild colored portraits before, so thought I would give that a whirl. I chose this photo reference of myself, taken just after receiving some bad news. Everyone always tells me that I wear my feelings on my face. I guess I do. I wasn't sure how to begin with the drippy style, so I settled with brights and nontraditional colors. These hydrus liquids did the trick for that. I tried to do this really quick, without overworking anything. If you look carefully, you can see the underlying shapes and shades, which add so much interest. Although I recognize that I need a complete make-over, I am fairly pleased with the way this turned out, considering my goals.