I strongly believe in inspiration. I wouldn’t be where I am artisticly or personally if I hadn’t had access to inspiration.

For this piece I (almost) followed the steps in this video series from Laura Lein-Svencner. Well, up to a point. Then my own process totally took over and things evovled…

First, a few magazine clippings and a bit of patterned paper was glued down with gel medium
step1

Pale green acylic paint was rolled on with a brayer to push the collage papers back
The white paint was sprayed out of an almost empty paint bottle, something I love to do even though it’s pretty hard to control

step2

Shadows added with a bit of burnt umber

step3

Then some scribbles and marks using Neocolor I crayons
I have no idea what characters will emerge from this yet

step4

Next step was to stamp with some homemade stamps. Stamps can be made in a lot of materials. Mine are linocut
Now a human figure is beginning to show

step5

Another layer of acrylic paint. This time I scribbled with a scewer into the wet paint

step7

And this is where I lost myself.
The characters took over and one thing led to another = no documentation of the last steps
But this is how it turned out

Mixed Media on paper, 20 x 20 cm
“Forrest friends”