When was the last time you earnestly used crayons and did some colouring-in?
Me, I must have been a kid.
While crayons require effort (smooth paper isn’t ideal for crayons - paper with a tooth is better), I’ve enjoyed colouring over the last week. Some colours go on easy; others offer a waxy transparent resistance. And there are the internal logic games at play; do I try to use every one of my 24 colours or limit myself to specific colours? It’s a fascinating process.
Different materials enable and require different solutions and ways of thinking. It’s easy to see how elements from these pictures could cross-pollinate other areas of my practice.
And yes, I’m pleased with the horizontal stripes in the background of the Ferris wheel – totally unexpected and somehow exciting.