I’m getting set up to start my first painting on canvas. There’s nothing to be afraid of, really. Canvas isn’t really much different than paper, except for all those holes…
I pulled together what painting supplies I have around the house — brushes I had stashed away, a cup of strong coffee,
and some paint. I have only a couple colors in acrylic, and a few watercolors that haven’t dried up yet.
My fish spied on me from inside the mouth of his dragon, wondering if I was ever going to start painting.
Did I take a lot of photos to avoid starting my painting? Yes. Yes I did.
But eventually I got around to it. I started by making my canvas less white. I tried coffee first, but it wasn’t dark enough. So here is my splash of burnt umber watercolor —
I’m not sure what this will turn out to be yet. I’ve been daydreaming about adding random splashes of color, but I really want this to look like something recognizable when I’m done.