Above you see the fourth (and I think the last for some time) in the series that I was making since last thursday.
This time I turned it around: black on the forefront, green and white on the background.
It was not so easy painting this time. Maybe because I was torn between: 'Am I quitting working on this small series?', or: 'Shall I just make another one, so I can learn everything possible from this kind of thing?'
I decided for the last as you can see.
I tried one other thing:
This might take some explanation.
When my mother-in-law died, maybe seven or eight years ago, we had these huge piles of books to go through. Including a very tine old atlas (see photo below). Very tiny is 11/15 centimeter.
It almost was falling apart, and we had so many books to go through that I almost threw it away. But since I always have liked maps and atlases, their beautiful colours and forms, their weird names, and their unknown worlds that lie behind the names, I kept it. With in my back the idea: 'one day I am going to do something with it'.
That day was today!
I hesitated because it is such a beautiful tiny nice little atlas. But I did it anyway.
It was just a try out, in a few minutes. But I like the atmosphere of old worn colours, the scribbles and signs, the contrast between dark and light.
So I probably will be working on this further on.
Hopefully also with Indian Ink. I couldn't get the bottle open (since it is so sticky). I need the strong hands of my husband to open it -)
And he is away for some days, so the Indian Ink will follow later.
Here you find the photo's of the atlas:
And at last I tried a 5 minute painting with the left over paint.
I put on the timer, and when it started to tick I found out that there was hardly any paint left on my palette. But I worked on anyway, using among other things the watersoluble crayon with water. (the blue one).
Did not turn out so well I think, but that's the nice things of 5 minute painting. I don't expect myself to create miracles in 5 minutes;-)
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for visiting!