Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Painting One

Part Two

Back to Painting One to try a new technique.  I thought it would be fun to create some texture with this one and see how that played out.  Painting is fun.  I take my work seriously but it should also be fun.  I try new things to see how they work.  Sometimes it works, and sometimes not.  All of it is totally fine.  Sometimes a technique that doesn't work will lead me to an idea that does work and that's really magic.

Warm grey was spread on the left and a dry brush used to make the cloudy fluff in the lower left.  Then I used a plastic fork to make horizontal marks.  The fork was fun to use but the paint wasn't quite thick enough to really make a visual impact and you'll see later, the texture of the marks from the fork get lost pretty quickly with subsequent layers of paint.

More texture is added using dry brush, water spritzing, and here is one of the Pipettes in the foreground.

Drying between layers.  I could use a hair dryer, but since I'm working on other paintings at the same time, there is plenty of time for a slower dry.

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  1. Totally LOVE hearing about and seeing process. SO encouraging! And I am definitely getting me some pipettes—look at all that great mark making you do!

    Your slow-drying method is awesome. Great thinking. Even better, don'tcha just wish you could throw the painting in the drier, maybe on delicate cycle?!

    I am grateful and uplifted to have you as a fellow 30in30 traveler who is working on more than one piece at a time and posting works in progress. Yay!

  2. Thank you so much Dotty! I'm glad to hear from you. I will be following along with you as well.