Over the past several weeks I have been doing mindless doodle drawings. The process is to simply start at a point on the paper and evolve the drawing from there. I use ink pens to avoid the urge to erase. The end result is almost always an unknown. Often the result is positive. Often times not so much. I thought I might expand that process to a painting.
Of course the drawing is not quite so mindless as it required several sessions to complete. I think it still has the same feel as one of my doodle drawings.
Now that the drawing and rendering is complete I start adding colour.
I start with a base colour of burnt umber for the dark areas and sienna for the light areas.
At this stage my current painting is nothing more than a glorified doodle – with colour. Mindlessness is pretty much ancient history. I actually have to make decisions … arg! Did I mention thinking is hard on the brain!
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