Taking a back step...
Making a mess
Oils, cold wax medium and
corrugated card on canvas
I have to say....
usually I like to look forward but
on this occasion there is a valid reason.
This painting has had so many re-workings
and I thought it was finished last week.
Now I am not happy with it.
I like the idea of 'shabby worn'
but it is too busy. I need to
reduce the 'noise'.
Drastic cutting out is called for.
Some parts are interesting but
I shall block out at least two thirds of the image.
When it's done I shall show you.
Oils and cold wax medium on 16x16 inch canvas
I like this one more.
A quieter image.
There is a piece of corrugated card bottom right
which has a coat of Indian yellow and white.
Although the painting has plenty going on,
there are quieter resting places for drawing breath.
Ending on a good note.
A small picture on Arches oil paper.
About 5x3 it will make a winter greetings card.
This one was made in two stages.
The warm background was dry before
going over the top with palette leftovers.
The paint was on the edge of a knife, pressed on and left.
I like the contrast.
That's all for now...
Until next time.
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