Collectif Creativity: 24Nov2022

by Lynne Ayers

I’ve been itching to paint lately after (many) hours editing THE BOOK.  Inspired by Louise Fletcher I grabbed a canvas and began.

I took ripped collage papers I had created myself and using gel medium, pasted them hither thither over the whole canvas.  Then I used mars black and zinc (transparent) white and a palette knife and applied without any specific concept in mind other than that I wanted to do an abstract-y landscape. The hope is to cover up much and have collage poke through here and there for layers of interest.

My colours as best I recall were sap green, cad orange, cobalt blue, titan buff and raw sienna which altogether gave some lovely greys.

I paint best, and enjoy painting the most, when I follow the leads I get from the canvas as I move paint around rather than from looking out the window or at a photo. I just respond and it allows me to lose my afternoon and myself in the making of (hopefully) art.

I like this method and have already worked on two more and (pity the kids), there’ll probably be more.

Favourite Places, mixed media, 16 x 20″

Collectif clan, share your creative activities — no effort too small! Send JPG image(s) to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, challenges, mindset, etc. 

Share how/if creativity affects (controls?) your life. Please include size (height by width), title & media for each image.

Writers – we want to hear from you! Send poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Try to include an image of some sort because that’s the media world we live in. 

Everyone, share informative, inspiring Show & Tell demonstrating the creative mind.


  1. Hi: I have a box of 11″ x 14″ clear glass that came out of picture frames.  If you can think of anyone who can use them for crafts or glass projects, they are free to pick up.  Thanks.  RegardsCarla

    613 809 5591


  2. I didn’t know what to expect when reading the description of your painting proceedings…all I can say now is WOW…it all made sense on the canvas…what fun you had!…and those dramatic strokes of blue are amazing…excellent project.Sent from Samsung tablet


  3. Lovely textures ,colours and composition. And it is very interesting to hear about your process. Thank you for sharing that!


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