I'm reposting "Little Queenie" as she combines my love of mixing collage and painting, and flying by the seat of my pants, expecting the unexpected.
(originally posted in June 2011):
It's been awhile since I've painted. I'm trying to sneak up on it, I guess. Yesterday I put together a collage of various papers. Today I decided I didn't like it so might as well smear some paint over it. I wish I'd have followed my impulse to scan it before I started in with the paint, because you would never believe how I got from there to here...
|©2011 L. Ciacco, Little Queenie, collaged papers + acrylic paint on paper, 7.5 x 6 in.|
I had no preconceptions or expectations when I grabbed a tube of unbleached titanium acrylic paint and began slapping it on. The collage was just random papers--no image. Many times I thought I'd lost the whole thing and was about to end up with nothing more than a muddy mess. But gradually this little lady made her presence known.
I hope you, my blog friends,
are connecting with your creative powers
much as the the little queen in the picture
is growing into her own.