The Tipper Tie Water Tower
OK, I got the cartoon water towers out of my head. It’s like my head was blocked and until it was cleared of goofy water towers, I couldn’t get back to painting. But that was this morning. This evening I couldn’t wait to start this painting.
So here it is step by step.
First, I start by laying down some paint. I use a brush for a little while. Then I get bored and start slapping it around with my hand. This stage used to scare me. Like I thought maybe I couldn’t pull it back together. But now I slap paint, fearless.
Next, I scrub in the large areas with chalk and oil pastels. It’s a quick, easy way to bring the image back to the paper after my hands have walked all over it.
Finally, I work the paper over with the colored pencils. I also use a paper clip to scrape away areas of color. I don’t care where the pencils go. I just start scribbling. They know what to do.