Good Morning on Christmas Day
Welcome to my Monday Blog
More on the abstraction route..
This image is a re-work over an unwanted picture.
I used the previous surface as an underpainting.
It was not an easy session.
Several scrape downs and rub offs took place and I nearly lost it.
Then I got determined and decided to rough it around a bit.
I lived with this image for a few days and might have
called it finished but an urge to change the right bottom part took over.
As often happens with a re-work, the changes didn't stop at the right side...
Oil was flying in all directions as I sculpted and scraped.
Now completely changed the new painting was left to rest overnight.
Next day I put it in a frame and assessed the situation.
I think it is time to call it 'cooked'. No...that is not the title.
Return Visit Oils on board 18 x 14 inches
Getting in closer...
Zooming in this is a small patch from lower centre
I am always fascinated by small details.
They are little abstracts in their own right.
Luscious oils sculpted by a knife.
This patch is about 2 square inches.
The textures are intriguing.
Colours from my box...
My palette for this work was a little different to my usual one.
I decided to use Ivory Black. I am not afraid of black.
It can make some interesting mixes.
Lush greens emerge with Lemon Yellow and Indian Yellow.
Magenta and black make a rich plum hue.
Other colours made this picture...
Phthalo Blue, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna
and Titanium White.
I wouldn't use black for shadows in a landscape.
I prefer to use colour mixes for that.
Colour mixing is a personal choice.
I like to experiment but nearly always forget to write the recipe down.
My work is intuitive, on the move and spontaneous.
If I stopped to take notes I would break the flow
and maybe the magic would disappear.
Until next Monday...
I wish you a warm and cosy Christmas.
Winter Wonderland Oils on canvas board 10 x 12 inches
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