Some of my favourite art learning experiences have been with Steve Rose, a wonderful artist and teacher. I often hear his voice in my head as I paint, saying "Trust the integrity of the mark" or "If it comes into your head, try it."
Lately I have been exploring different ways to apply frisket. Today I was spraying it with a toothbrush. It got pretty messy, and my fingers were covered with the stuff. And the thought came into my head: "What if I made a handprint with frisket?"
The title is a double entendre. It refers to the technique used (frisket applied to resist the paint) but also to the gesture of the hand, indicating resistance. Today, with the Ghomeshi trial underway, I thought of women resisting sexual violence or unwanted advances. No means no.