The images I'm producing now are made by 'unconventional' methods. With old silvered crisp packet interiors, waxed cheese wrapping paper, very thin disposable vegetable bags and cocktail sticks. I know......but it works for me at the moment. I cut and tear stencils, pieces of card, and use them to limit the amount of paint reaching the paper. I use a mixture of Acrylic, oil pastels and charcoal, the acrylic and oil pastel being applied to the wax paper and silvered inners before the creative process takes hold.
Now here is the thing....the most important thing that I've worked out about the creation of these pieces, and you could transfer it to other parts of your creative life and that is...TURN OFF YOUR INNER CRITIC
Each piece is a learning exercise, experiment with a stack of cheap paper, I had tonnes of wrap' used when we moved house, try with any paint, crayon or medium you have at hand but the most important thing is to treat the whole thing as a learning experience. I've lit many a fire with the ones that aren't quite right but each piece was invaluable on this upward curve. Make mental notes of how each piece worked for you and keep putting those into practice, you may only have an audience of yourself to view your work but give yourself a pat on the back, you're involved in a creative process.........
In these dark times let this be your fireside cup of cocoa with added digestive biscuits. It may skirt the edges of real art but I'll get there but who knows when???? Art from the edge of the Galloway Forest in downtown Ayrshire.