The one I am about to show you makes six so far…they are quite addictive —
For backgrounds–I find myself gravitating to Duncan’s artwork in one of my smaller Canson mixed media journals. He spent a couple of days going to town with highlighters, markers and soft pastels, so I have a lot of pages to choose from these days.
If he can see some of his artwork through my artwork when he catches me painting on his stuff (in my notebooks, I tell him–if it’s in my notebook, it’s mine–I don’t take over his sketchbooks–and, oh yes, he has many of his own…)–but if I cover his work up entirely– he gets VERY upset and angry…
Even if he didn’t care about his artwork–I really like the way his stuff shines through in some of my pieces…the piece I am about to show you is one of them.
Here is the before picture–this is all Duncan’s work, using a blue and an orange highlighter:
I love watching him work. I love the way his work is evolving.
Do you see the orange face?
Do you see the spiral? Or the rose–depending on whether he was working on a mandala like Mama, or drawing a rose like Daddy.
Here is the finished piece–it is actually the first owl that I have done…and it turned out to be an ode to the Owl in the Secret of NIHM as well…
Duncan really likes it.
That alone is enough for me.