In chatting by email with Gene Black about my desire to make a quilt again, I was reminded of this one I made 15 years ago from blocks I won in a monthly contest at Block of the Month. Seeing this gives me encouragement to try again. However, rather than winning the blocks, I’d have to make them all myself!
This 11”x12” board did not take acrylic paint like a canvas, but I wanted to try painting on wood. I first used gesso, then spread paint with my palette knives. I was randomly adding paint when this figure started to emerge. I don’t know if it’s creepy or heavenly, but it might be trash-worthy. ;)
I’ve been frustrated trying to create abstracts with watercolors. Left-handed quilter said in an email that she just “lets the water do the work”. I decided to try that and here is the result. It’s not worth much to me, but in someone else’s hands it may have potential. Perhaps someone like you, Gene Black! This reminds me of the backgrounds you created for doodling, and I am definitely not a doodler.