I think I've mentioned somewhere how relaxing I find painting to be. I love mixing the paint, applying it, watching the colors blend or layer, and even watching it through different levels of drying. This past week has been uber-stressful, and I needed some calm in my life. I forgot about how calming it is to paint, but then I remembered.
This is what I painted. You'd be surprised how much paint went into this. It looks like very little, doesn't it. The black veins are string gel medium mixed with Palette Hybrid Noir ink refill. It's very shiny, the medium with the ink. I just have felt very empty, very sparse. This worked for me. I wish I really knew how to paint. But then it might not be so much fun.