Monday, July 09, 2012
Oranges 2 In Progress
The first photo is showing the rework of the original. When I say rework, it is actually a new painting as I totally washed off all the paint on the original. I learned so much from the first painting about how the paint and water works on the smooth surface. One of the most important things I learned is to dry the paint in an area before working an area beside the wet paint, otherwise it bleeds and flows like crazy. In this second painting, I am trying for a more organic look with calm areas in the shadows for resting the eye but with enough movement to cause the eye to follow the flow of the design. When the paint is moving it is all a guessing game with some control created by tilting the board or leaving it flat so the paint remains stationary. Fun, fun!