Ideas for paintings come from different sources............my inspiration for this one came from a piece of old dry palm bark that was falling apart revealing a criss cross pattern of stringy fibres.
(detail)the canvas was covered with tissue paper, gesso, used postage stamps & old maps. another wash of gesso to soften the colours.
a lead pencil outline around the stamps to bring them out & a light dry brush of acrylic in some places to finish off....... the painting size is 80x80 cms.
i thought the quote was appropriate for this painting.......
"creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected" - William Plomer.