Just scraped in… for day 5
Having less time this weekend than planned (my dinner date will not be late), this daily self-portrait was about to miss the deadline… until I grabbed a handful of paint scrapers and got to work on what proved to be almost the fastest completed piece this week.
I ran unmixed acrylic colours straight from their tubes along the edges of paint and wallpaper scrapers ranging from a wide 22 cms to a narrow 3 cms… and squeegeed the thick medium across a pristine canvas without first under-drawing in any shape, form or outline.
Action painting it was not… but speedy it turned out to be with the warm atmosphere drying the thin layers of paint within a minute or so of application. I blocked-in the background, then my head, face, hair and a few details to have some resemblance of myself.
Postscript… I’m a little drunk! Perhaps it shows… I don’t care… I sorta like the result… ‘though in the morning my opinion may differ!
Image / words © Ed Buziak 2016.
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