The first started as a beach scene from a photo of a family vacation. It never worked though you can barely see two legs in the upper left that survive. Sort of my usual technique:
1) Make some random lines and shapes with pencil, ink, oil pastel, gesso with ink, whatever.
2) Come back a couple of days later and see if there is any there there.
3) Work with the there.
4) If it fails, repeat.
|Beach Nude. Acrylics, ink, oil pastels, watercolor crayon, etc. on canvas. 24 x 36|
|Andy in Fourths. Ink, watercolor crayons, acrylics, maybe oil pastel on watercolor paper. 9 x 13.|