There is a lot going on right now. I am preparing for a show in May and in June. One of them is an open house at my own studio and one is at Oak Ridge, TN. I have pledged to finish all my 12 x 12 inch paintings before May: There are 40 in Springfield and 40 on my walls. Any that doesn’t look good by then, gets painted over!
BUT I am also considering line and shape with colored pens. A while back I bought all the colored pens I could find. I was obsessed. I am using them to do my usual 15-minute daily drawings. (Sometimes it takes longer than 15 minutes) This is a different way of working from my shaded pencil drawings that I habitually do. I have found that the best way for me to work with pens (without my eraser) is to start with yellow and get progressively darker.
I put all the drawings from my sketchbooks on the studio wall. On another wall I put all the white panels I have made, collage and gel and paste produced bumpy surface. Now I need to put the two together. First I have those 12 x 12s. . . So for now I just continue the drawings.
This was on yupo.
Here are some of the panels I plan to paint on.