Trying To Keep It Simple
Constantly telling myself to back up, take a breath, and keep it simple. This painting was an attempt to really hold back from the very beginning. I wanted to keep it really light and not have to edit it too much after I started, in an attempt to keep the colors very fresh.
I started with a wash of medium tan and lots of water. I let that thin layer of paint dry before adding very light tan. I used the same technique as the black of Painting 1: Yogurt consistency paint applied with a plastic Pipette, then a couple of good whacks on the sides to sort of flatten it out. The light tan in the upper left was spritzed lightly with water to allow it to spread, then I let it dry so it is a bit fuzzy as opposed the blocky look of the light tan on the right. Warm grey and light turquoise were mixed on the canvas with a palette knife, then sprayed with water and allowed to run.
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