July 14, 2016
Recently I watched a video on painting with spray paint. The artist (whose name I can’t remember) talked about the sense of freedom she had with using spray paint as her medium. You can layer. Stencil. Let it run. Don’t like it? Spray back over it. I tried it for the first time this morning and enjoyed the process. I will definitely do it again. Perhaps on a day when I don’t need rocks to keep the paper from flying away… I used a glossy paper and will keep these for inclusion in a junque journal.
I especially liked this final painting — partly because the stencil stuck to the paper and tore off the top layer of the paper when I tried to remove it. I tried to redeem the torn part and like how the words are indistinct. The whole thing says something about identity to me. I think the woman herself is beautiful, creative, and strong.