As a child I remember I was falling in love with a technique that we learnt at our art class. For a whole year I kept producing paintings with it, and I called them rainbow paintings. So today I decided to let it go, go back to my child, let the inner child come out to play. Why not? And the result:
Now you know what I am talking about, don’t you? I remember that our teacher brought a whole palette of gouache colors and we needed to paint a sort of a collage with it on the paper and when it was dry we got a thick black paint to cover it, and before it dried we could etch a picture in it, so the colorful collage came through. That’s what I did today.
I covered the page first with a layer of white gesso. Then I applied random colors on it from my acrylic paints. That was my first layer:
Pretty colorful, without any meaning, no fear, thick and who cares even if it gets mixed. Then I covered this layer with black gesso. I took a chopstick and I was beginning to draw into the black gesso, so all those colors will peep through. I loved drawing houses and flowers as a child, so I made a landscape here.
What did you like to create when you were a child? Did you have a favorite technique? What would you do if you let the inner child free for a day?
I am sharing my inner child spread with Inspiration Avenue’s weekly challenge.