I was at least able to find my way into the studio, but fresh ideas about how to create today's bear were not forthcoming. I poked Right Brain with a mental stick several times, but all that issued were used ideas of past bears (...."collage"...*poke*..."color scheme"..*poke*..."substrate"...*poke*.."just do another collage, and stop poking me, dammit, I'm tired."). A CAT scan taken of my skull would show Right Brain lying in a deflated, amorphous heap, currently incapable of creating a novel concept.
In desperation, I grabbed the nearest thing within reach - the Clear Tar Gel. I poured a puddle of it on the glass palette, then drew the bear into the wet gel.
Acrylic Drawing Bear
Rather than swirling color through the wet gel, I wanted to paint transparent color on the front and back of the dried gel, creating optical color mixes. The problem with this logic is that it takes the gel a full day to dry thoroughly enough to lift off of the glass, so it won't be dry until tomorrow.
Apparently Left Brain isn't functioning up to capacity, either. Anyone know where I can get a new one?
So while we wait for the gel to dry, a guest artist has offered their take on the bear for today's blog.
Tomorrow - the finish of #99, and the final bear of the series.