painted words

Following in the footsteps of numerous other artists, i've recently begun to paint in books - the ones I would normally read, that is.  Once i'd gotten over the shame of defacing the written word, it was actually lots of fun...

 

 

a man

a man

the navigator

the navigator

Also, i've been doing some haiku and I learned this technique from the amazing Lynn Whipple.  It's also similar to work by Austin Kleon.  The idea is to paint over the page, just leaving words that speak to you and then form some kind of poem.