yesterday, or was it the day before, i took the pot of blue that i’ve been mixing things into, and put it on the wall straight. it’s quite blue. i was careful to blend it over the blue black to
obscure the edge, feathering it with the side of the brush both onto the previous color and onto the white wall, tho that doesn’t seem to make any difference, as the next color goes on and obscures whatever is underneath. a sense of closure, i suppose. the blue black layer now appears more like a shadow than anything else, and that’s okay with me.
today was nice when i started…i took the blue from the can and added white this time. not a whole bunch of white, about half and half. and of course it’s too light, so i’m thinking i’ll be going over it with the straight blue once i’m done, to tone down the line. the feathering didn’t make much difference in this case. there was too much contrast.
this afternoon i went out again, in a slight drizzle, and painted it an even lighter blue, made by taking half of what i had and adding more white. i now have lots of different pots of blue, just in case i have to resort to them before i’m finished. i think that’s wise.
i’m going to keep adding white to the blue until i run out of room. i’m getting it on the wood surrounding the picture, and i’ll have to decide what to do with the ‘frame’ when i’m finished. maybe white housepaint, maybe a color. maybe black. i am planning on putting a raven at the lower right corner, where my signature should go. we’ll see about signing it, but i’m positive about the raven. ravens and trolls go together.