Here's the latest page from my sketchbook. I didn't have a plan for this image, I let it happen and evolve as I was painting. It started with layers of collage and acrylic paint, putting clingfilm onto the wet paint to create texture, (removing it when the paint's dry.) I drew the fish with a silver pen and had at first, a wishy washy watery scene. I felt as though it needed a person in the picture and before I knew it, this lady appeared under my brush! I wasn't sure what to do with her other hand so I tucked it behind her back.
When we work in this way, letting the image evolve, perhaps our unconconscious is revealed and looking at it now, several hours after I painted it, I'm quite suprised by her expression. At the moment, even I'm not sure what she was thinking! What does it say to you?
Click on the image of the painting if you'd like to see more of the detail.