“The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.” W.H. Auden.
“Unexpected Experiences”. 9 x 12 mixed media in Strathmore Visual Mixed Media Journal. Mixed media includes acrylics, Inktense pencils, Neocolor II, metallic paints, and collage.
This painting took almost a year to complete. It was another case of a portrait not quite meeting up to my expectations.
Thankfully, I had worked in a journal. I still remain surprised as to how well different types of paper will accept all the paint I can throw at it. Working in a journal means that I am not adding more canvases to my little art room already overflowing with art supplies including blank and completed canvases.
Every once in a while, I search for something that I started and never finished and I found her. After a few “what ifs”, I knew that I would be able to make someone appear on the page.
Some days are just like that.