In the spirit of Easter I cobbled together this relief print .
relief print, ink on paper
After my last post on Good Friday I went back to the studio with the specific desire to just paint. not to fuss, not to sketch, employing a limited palette, not to overthink; just play with paint and linseed oil. I also only allowed a specific amount of time, the few hours before I needed to prepare dinner for David. The result is far from stellar, in fact I hesitate to post it at all, but in the spirit of honest exploration I will anyway.
Let’s just call it an experimental daub, awkward, tentative, but an effort to change- that is what spring signifies anyway.
Good Friday Daub I
oil on board
Post Script: I noodled with this daub a bit more, resisted fussing but I felt it needed more definition. My intention was to accentuate the projectiles coming toward the Son of God.
I’m happier with the painting, I can now let it be. I appreciate the kind words of encouragement I have received concerning this experiment.