Engine of Consciousness

Originally posted on Brotherly Love:


Today’s watercolor experiment:

I had no idea about the topic of my study today except that I wanted to start with a random placement of liquid latex on my paper. I’m always surprised by the outcome, and it gives me the opportunity to think during each stage of the creation.

Steps in my process today:

1. Latex resist application:

I was happy to find that I had some latex resist which was still in its liquid form. I had thrown away a couple of bottles in which the contents had clotted.  I felt much more freedom today pouring onto a large 12″x16″ surface than when I used to pour it onto smaller paper.

At first I was thinking trying to form a sort of curtain with the drips from the latex. It didn’t work out. However, the drips I produced by tilting the paper were actually more to my liking. I turned the paper by 90…

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