Today, I started working on the painted background for my beaded Yellow Submarine. I placed all of my pieces on the canvas, and traced around them. I added a Beatles image in the upper left-hand corner. Then, I sketched in a couple of ideas I had before I tried to paint.
I say ‘try’ because clearly, painting is not my forté. I usually get nervous with a blank canvas in front of me. I hold the paintbrush like a child not knowing where to start. Then, when I do start, I usually just drag the brush over the canvas several times until it looks right.
And, it doesn’t look right, yet. I don’t know if I like the sketch now that I have painted and I also don’t think I like the gray and blue colours. But, at least it’s a start. I’ll have a look at it with fresh eyes tommorrow…