What do you call those plastic mesh things that they wrap papaya’s in? Anyway I dipped that in turpentine and then pressed it onto a very very thin layer of wet paint to get that background texture. But then I propped the painting up to take the picture and the turps ran away with me.


Squee! I’m loving it.

Taking my cues from the surrealists* to apply¬†more chance¬†techniques. When I work on this panel again next week, I’ll just make sure to turn it upside down because the flow in the Hermes panel needs to go up, not running down.


*and by “Surrealists” I mean “Remedios Varo” – just check out those background textures.


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