I needed to play with colors. Needed!
It was almost like I was being pulled by some force to get out my paints and paper. I am not an artist, that's for sure. I don't see the canvas, I don't have a feeling about the colors or how they are going to look when I finally get them on the paper. What I like it the act of swirling the colors with the brush and then doing it over and over again.
I didn't have any brushes in the house - not fine art paint brushes - but I did have a 1" trim brush that's part of my house painting supplies. That worked for me!
I couldn't remember if acrylic paints could be used with water, so I used the brush dry for the first round, but pretty soon I needed to get the paint off of the brush because the colors were getting too muddy, so I doused it in water. The next round was a wet paintbrush playing in the paint.
I don't own any paper plates, but I did happen to have some yogurt lids that I thought would work real well for my paint palette. It was a nice little set up. The kitchen counter, three yogurt lids, some paint and paper. I didn't think about anything going on in my life. I concentrated on filling the page with lines of color.
I may cut this up and turn it into a collage, or maybe write on the back of it and send it off to some unsuspecting friend! Oooh, that might be fun. They might think that I think this is a masterful piece and won't know how to mention it. LOL It would be a fun gag.
Or I may just frame up the tight close ups of the paint brush.
Well, whatever I do, I had a real nice time destressing and brushing colored lines onto paper.
Hope you have a great day!