Crazy Go Nuts! Paint drips in the background, masked the most interesting parts of that, used a temporary grid for an alignment that you can’t really see anymore, did some mixing with the palette knife, and painted with string. Some brush work too.
My brushes have been complaining that they feel neglected. They say I hardly use them anymore. They say I’m using the palette knife, I’m using string, and now I’m even using test tubes!! I hardly a brush anymore, sniff! Worse they’ve overheard me pondering doing a painting entirely without brushes!
Well it’s true. Those poor filberts and flat brushes… I hope they don’t unionize on me. The latest is that I bought these test tubes, and have been using them to paint! They’re perfect for mixing washes, and for mixing just a little wash, that I can pour somewhat selectively on just part of a canvas. 4 ml of water, a drop or two of Golden fluid color, and a vigorous shake, and I have an intense little wash. Not too much wash, most of which usually runs off the canvas, leaving a very pale wash when it dries. With graduated test tubes I can control the amount and color intensity! Woo-hoo! Ahem, so yeah, I kinda do feel bad for the brushes… but not bad enough!! 😀