...I got a recently acquired stencil with circles on it and added some thick gesso. I loved the textural surface that was created but the bright white of the gesso just wasn't working. So, when it dried...
....I painted over the gessoed areas with Faber Castell PITT Big brushes in Brown and Green and now to me it looked great. The green also had a lovely sheen on it, which I didn't expect.
Then, whilst on my usual blog hop, I noticed that Christy Tomlinson had made a new canvas on which she had written the title, 'Delight in the Unexpected'. This was perfect for my 'unexpected delight!' So that is what I wrote on mine, with a white correction pen. It really is a delight, when you get a pleasing result from an artistic experiment, especially when you have practically given up on it.
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I also made another page in my Ireland Holiday Journal today:
I hadn't got any photos of this particular day so I used brochures that were picked up from the Tourist Information and modified them. I added the rain with a pen and stamped and coloured images of the umbrellas and a whale for 'Moby Dick'. It was quite fun, sitting in that pub, imagining all those years ago (1950's) that Gregory Peck may have been sat in that very same spot.
Thanks for looking today and for any comments,