I’ve been doing a series of drawings, well I call them drawings. There’s acrylic washes, writing, and collage, along w/ the drawing so maybe they are ‘mixed media”. Whatever. I use the oval face of a woman wearing a skull cap as the starting point to investigate the stresses on women, and lately stresses from the world news. I kept honing in, showing the stress on the cap, then a partial face, and finally just in the eye. The media is making me worry about women in Arab countries, or Japan, or now, Alabama. I feel there pain, but I also need to step back. This is called” Too Much Information.”
I haven’t got the love affair w/ acrylic paint that I do with oils. However, this winter I have been doing drawings that have a lot of acrylic washes and some painting on them. Some were on vellum, which has a nice translucent quality and smooth texture. This one is on paper. I had painted a rant on the paper last fall, but I knew I couldn’t make anything from it. I drew and painted over it. You can see part of the word “class” left over from the rant.