To Paint Without Brush Strokes

General / 11 April 2019

Lately, I've been thinking about my older paintings, and how they just "collect dust" on some old USB stick. So. I decided to open some of them in Photoshop. 17 to be precise. And from there I started to copy certain parts of the images – and blending them together on a new canvas.

A leg here, an ear there. And so on. I really had no intention of creating something recognizable, but after a while, I saw a face emerge amongst all the chaos. That's when I started to erase some layers, trying to create parts of a face. Just by erasing images.

I don't know if it works, the finished result that is. But it certainly is a new way of "painting" for me. Or should I say erasing?