In order to not take myself too seriously and give myself permission to experiment I’m painting on the inside of cereal boxes. Canvas seemed much too intimidating and . . . the cereal boxes are free.
It’s a beginning oil painting class but 3 of us are using acrylic paint. Acrylic is water based, dries fast (helps with my boredom quotient) and doesn’t have stinky solvent. For the first lesson the teacher sent us a picture of a black and white alabaster bust of a small innocent looking child.It’s challenging to say the least. My paintings turned into alien babies. After being initially aghast at how I transformed the innocent little child into someone from the outer realms I started to have fun painting alien babies.