Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Found a Bug in My Painting

It's always fun to apply acrylic gesso to a surface, then work it around with a palette knife or whatever is handy. After it's dry, the textures that occur as a result can be very exciting. Last night I had a swatch of paper I had coated with gesso and I began to slosh paint on it. I love to watch the paint settle into all the little nooks and crannies and lo and behold, I spotted insect wings! The more I looked, the more came into focus. A thorax, some insect-y legs...definitely a bug. I added some eyes, some antennae and voila! Try painting on gesso. The results are never the same twice and it never gets boring. 


santastu said...

I like the little feller
well camouflaged
as in real life

Billie Crain said...

How true! I was lucky to spot it w/o the paint. ;)

Jeanette Jobson said...

I love doing this too, its amazing what can appear. Like your bug!

Billie Crain said...

Isn't it fun? Thanks, Jeanette. :)