I employed the flash this morning...it's 'occasionally bright' today - could do better - but the light/sun if there is any, doesn't arrive at the back of the house until lunchtime, so I think the over-exposed look will probably be a theme for my winter photography! But, as you can see, there's been another return to form! I hope someone finds this mess even vaguely inspiring! I'm working on a couple 4" square canvasses which you can just see. The basket of upside down pots are all Pearl Ex. Love 'em. In this case used to colour the second canvas - very technically done too - wipe on some gesso and then sprinkle on some Pearl Ex powder and rub it in. All with God's paintbrush...my fore finger of course! You can see a freshly opened pot of Crackle Accents (see, I do use some Ranger stuff!). You can tell I've only just opened it - the packaging, torn and twisted from the bottle is all over the table! Don't you hate it when you tear the cardboard off the back of a blister pack and it comes away in about 8 layers. You couldn't MAKE it do that. There's a very large pot of gesso at the back, bought in a cheapskate shop. Price to be paid for that is that I can't get the foiled plastic seal off the tub top - it's so well sealed around the top of the tub that it just won't come off - eventually I was moved to stab it, of course. Now I'm using it out of a much smaller aperture than I'd like. Frustrating. Apart from the stabbing.
Right against the back of the table is a couple rubber stamps. Waiting to inspire me. One I bought last week and one I've borrowed from the Lady Nurse. They don't belong together, I just let them sit there quietly till they whisper an idea at me. Currently they have about 4 days left before being reconsidered for not whispering to me. Tough life for stamps round here - the piled high basket on the right is full of stamps and blocks and a couple tidy trays waiting to be washed. Some things never change.
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