I had a vision in my mind's eye; the color blocks of cool colors would be layered with tones of whites to create depth, then I would place detailed highly colored designs on the vertical and horizontal stripes. First I color blocked the background and placed the warmer colored stripes on the canvas. For me there are too many ugly stages during painting to always keep my passion and mental vision afloat but I will try to get this painting to the finish line.
I added oil pastel marks and then papers glued on for variety via Anne O'Brien-Gonzales style.
Why do I end up with the same old cruciform format? It is flat and I'm tired of it so I thought I would go with more dimension such as 3D pyramids or crystals.
I have company coming for a visit this week end so I will not be able to work on this painting but won't it be fun for both of us to find out what happens in the last chapters of my abstract story!
I'm back and it did not go well:( , I will fill you in next week.
Mary Ellen Koser