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Expanding my choices

Even though I’ve already transferred my drawing, I continue to have other ideas about how I feel like painting, in general. I went on a run to pick up some masking fluid today, and an extra kneaded eraser. I hung out in the art supply store for a while, seeing if anything might intrigue me. I picked up a couple of different painting surfaces, held onto them for a while, and put them back. I finally settled on some Claybord/Aquabord that is meant for use with watercolor. I keep looking for a one-size-fits-all painting surface solution since I keep feeling frustrated. This sounded like a good potential compromise, if it works well. I’ve never tried it, and so it will be interesting to see what effects it gives. It will also be interesting to see if I try it, considering all the wavering I’ve been doing 🙂

This surface is also available in a cradled format, which gives it that deep profile which is popular as of late. Personally, I do not feel all that contemporary, and prefer frames to that more modern look. I like to have the option to put a painting in a frame, and your framing options all but disappear when your painting has a thick profile like that. I feel like I’m butting heads a lot lately with what I perceive to be popular, and I’m getting unnecessarily confused over it.

I’m also feeling drawn more toward fantasy art, angels in particular. Something is brewing inside and I’m not sure what it is yet. A sense of dissatisfaction, some nervousness, perhaps a desire for comfort. I don’t know. I feel like I’m having some growing pains.

I suppose the sane thing is to stay the course with the four small drawings I’ve already done, and do them on the watercolor paper I’ve already cut and marked. I’ll see how I feel about it as I go.

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  2. […] at auction on eBay. The orginal watercolor painting for this print was my first on the Claybord, which made for some interesting effects. The detail that you can add by scratching the surface is […]

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