In the pink...
'In the moment'
Oils and cold wax medium on 12 x 12 inch canvas
My friend suggested the colours in
my painting remind her of tulips.
I am not a floral painter but I can accept this.
I love tulips and have planted new bulbs this year.
The painting began well, then turned into a green nightmare.
Scrape down after scrape it stayed in an ugly place.
I thought I was stuck with a sea of green.
Today I mixed some magenta with a little yellow pigment
and added this to the top of my green base with
a second layer of pink/red to brighten.
I scraped back some red to reveal the base.
My painting was looking better.
I had a video call from my 8 year old granddaughter
and showed her my work. She liked the pink.
Feeling more positive I continued...
I mixed some lemon yellow pigment powder
with Liquin medium and a little smudge of magenta.
I added a good squeeze of Titanium white with some
cold wax and made a pile of blush cream.
The loaded palette knife was spread swiftly
across leaving a raised textured mark.
It was tempting to smooth it out but I resisted the urge.
Just a diagonal score through 'anchored' the mark.
As I had a pile of paint left
I decided to change a previous piece.
The painting was dry so any paint applied
would not become muddied as a result.
Here is the earlier image...
I turned the panel round to make a fresh start.
Using the same pinks I smoothed some on one side.
Then I picked up the creamy yellow on a roller
and pressed it down onto the panel.
A thicker piece of yellow was smoothed onto the bottom left.
Then a small roll pulling the oils down made a bit of ridged texture.
I decided to leave it at this point.
Any further meddling could set me back.
I took photos of the two paintings and
sent them to my granddaughter.
'Find the answer'
Oils and cold wax medium on 16 x 16 inch cradled panel
That's all for now,
thank you for visiting.
Anne Wood - Paintings