I know it's been awhile since I've been around but the Florida sunshine overrides computer time!! But I have been painting and I have a picture I like well enough to share. It didn't start out very well and after trying to "rescue" it in several ways I was about to tear it up and use it for ATC backgrounds! A friend - who is also a wonderful art teacher and artist - suggested a technique I might try to save it. I bought some white tempera paint and a bottle of black india ink. I covered everything I liked and wanted to keep on the painting with the white paint and let it dry very well.. Then I covered the entire painting with the black ink and when it dried I put the whole painting in the sink and washed it! Most of the white paint came off, as well as some of the original color but the black ink remained. I then went back to the painting with paint to enhance some of the color I lost. I used the "new" painting as a background for collaged Jazz figures and integrated them into the background with paint. I love trying new techniques!! I am looking forward to getting feedback and other suggestions.
I am delighted to see everyone's wonderful work, as well. What a joy to be part of such a creative group.