Sunday, 12 May 2019

Learning by doing.

Taking risks and trying new ideas...

Hello and welcome to my Blog.

This picture has been in my studio for a few weeks.  
I was unsure how I wanted to proceed as there were 
strong marks and lines on the canvas.

At the time I was thinking about objects...
Cups and saucers, bowls and a jug.

Thick lines were scraped in the dark red paint 
revealing the yellow under painting.  

It was put aside to dry.

The strong reference to vessels may have
 prevented me from going further.
I was protecting them.
It was time to push forward and take risks which
might involve destroying the initial design.

Yesterday I began rolling some left-over oils on top.
I liked the way the green paint brushed over
the slightly raised initial marks. 

Later I added some creamy fawn with my brayer.

Scratching marks in the wet paint I revealed the green.
It was time to let it dry before the next step.

I know only way to move forward and grow is to try new ideas.

Today I had been working on another picture with orange red paint.
Using the left-over oils I decided to forget 
the vessels, turn the canvas round and make a new design.  

Here is the finished piece..

I was very surprised when this emerged.
I love the bright orange against the blue grey.  

I shall allow it to dry and think of a title.  

Oils and cold wax medium on 12 x 12 inch canvas.

Until next time...
Thank you for visiting.

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