This is the palest little barn swallow done in oil on cotton using Shiva Paintstiks (I continue to spell them Painstiks when I don’t pay attention).
They are fun. They form a skin like tomato soup across the top except you wipe it off with a paper towel instead of trying to stir it back into your bowl. The colour slicks onto the freezer paper and I get to actually apply it to the fabric with an old toothbrush. A toothbrush, I love it.
I played with acrylics again today as well. Making stamps out of foam, using my exacto blade like a precision weapon although I worry that I’m going to try to tuck it into my hair like I do pens. I used my best sushi platter as a palette and an old sugar bowl to hold my brush water.
I ran out to the garden to try to take a picture of a painting in the overcast filtered light but it began to rain and I had to hide my camera and my phone under my clothes to keep them dry while my braids dripped down the back of my neck. I love my life.