I wasn’t sure what this painting would be when I first looked at it. I had brushed a generous amount of paint onto a plastic bag, crinkled it up, then unfurled it and pressed it onto a dampened piece of watercolor paper.
This could have been a desert-scape. It could have been anything. It was an experiment.
I set the mess of colours aside, flipping the paper upside down, then on its side. Finally, I began to see a frozen stream and I just enhanced it.
This is not the kind of painting I would have thought to paint. I like that it has expanded my ideas of subject matter. It also helped me to pick shapes out of smears of paint and that’s something I have used in other paintings.