Today I feel like posting something completely different, from my archives. I was scrolling through folders and ran across these little paintings, which I did as a bit of play to try out some new coloured acrylic gessoes (primer) that a friend had brought back from a trip to the Daniel Smith Company in Seattle. I hadn’t tried working on dark backgrounds before, and found that I really liked it. I had five different colours of the gesso: Black, Venetian Red (which became my favourite), Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, and a metallic gold (which took several coats, but made a pretty, shiny gold).
I started out making some random brushstrokes, just playing with colour and shapes, smoodging (technical term!) around the paint, and eventually ended up with a collection of futuristic city paintings. It was great fun! They are all quite small: either 12×12 inches or 8×8 inches.