Tuesday, 19 January 2016
I discovered that if you only partially open the nozzle top of Golden's high-flow acrylics, you can draw with them directly from the bottle. I like the blotchy, imperfect line this gives, much like drawing with ink from a dropper - not complete control, but enough to draw something you can recognise.
The leaves were first gelli-printed on to greaseproof paper. I really liked the look once I had outlined them with the Golden high-flow. The imperfection was what made them interesting.
And that made me think about how perfection can be uniform and - let's be honest - boring. But we are all imperfect in different and unique ways. It is our imperfections that make us interesting and individual. And while we work to iron out our flaws, we will never be perfect this side of heaven. If you were already perfect, there would be nothing to work on and no growth to be had. Only dead things don't grow.
So embrace the imperfections.