Weekend Fun

 
 My studio altar.

My studio altar.

 

The conditions for marbling this weekend were horrible ~ temps in the 90s and humidity levels barely in the double digits. So I needed to work quickly in the tank. That meant working small and working simple (no complex patterns with lots of strokes).

 
 I started out by creating simple backgrounds with vibrant colors and high-contrast colors.

I started out by creating simple backgrounds with vibrant colors and high-contrast colors.

 

But small and simple can be beautiful too!

 
 Overmarbling the simple backgrounds with dense, bold colors or the same pattern but in a different direction takes them to the next level.

Overmarbling the simple backgrounds with dense, bold colors or the same pattern but in a different direction takes them to the next level.

 

Marbling can be such a finicky art form. I learned long ago not to fight the tank and instead adjust my expectations as well as my actions. And you know what? Some of my best work has come from these times. Work that may never have happened had I not been willing to make lemonade out of lemons.