Having left off at this point, the next question inevitably is: where next?
Well. Now it’s dried the hasty haphazard approach to the initial gluing has resulted in a bumpy bubbled surface. Which kinda appeals, not least as a literal interpretation of the Water theme. But it doesn’t give the substrate the integrity we all know it needs, given I’m just into week two of a six week projected plan, and I’m not gentle with my art. It’s gotta be tough to survive.
So some surgery is required:
Delicately lifting the blisters and… oh who am I trying to kid?
Stabbing and slashing with a palette knife! pulling up anything not firmly adhered….
preserving the torn scraps in water to replace and patch with later.
Part way through the slash and patch process, I’m loving the way splashes of colors emerge back to life in places. And there’s almost a suggestion of composition beginning to emerge as well! Lordy whatever next!!