A painting that was just a nothing can turn into a something
It is a fun challenge to take a painting that was just a lot of nothing and then add more to it and see what happens ….
Step Two – using corrugated cardboard print some hut walls
Just keep adding some fun stuff
Add colour and be a little bit reckless
Add some negative shapes here and there
so then I had to fix it a bit but it got worse … what’s a person to do except carry on making more reckless brush strokes
Some lifting to restore what I had destroyed and then a cup of tea
find some people in the shadows and pull out some highlights and negative shapes
a bit of cropping to cut out some of the tree disaster and ink pencil work, some lines and loose goose brush work
All in all a fun little painting that could have been discarded at any point but it was fun to push it as far as it could go. Looking back I see there are some moments that were good before I over played them – but if we played safe we would never learn.
Go ahead and have a fun time – take an old painting and make some huts and shacks – they don’t need to be perfect works of architecture.