Monday, January 23, 2017

Painting Ten - Diamondback

Part Two

Nearing the end of the challenge so I'm trying to finish up as many paintings as possible.  This painting is part of the Serpent series.

The previous version of this was very light and I wanted to really add some drama with lots of maroon and a few touches of gold and darker purple.

Not a lot of changes here, just a few small touch ups with black paint marker and a bit of splashed paint for interest.

Because the difference is so dramatic, I thought I'd show Part One of this painting.
See the beginning of this painting here.

The more I watched the video and looked at the beginning stages of this painting, the more I liked it in the earlier stages.  I still love the drama of it with maroon but the lightness of this earlier version is also lovely.  I decided to do another painting with a similar beginning stage and keep it in the lighter tones.  Look for that soon.

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  1. Kari, this piece is powerful—I find myself fearlessly stepping into the fire of alchemy, not faltering as the heat of transformative energy touches me. I'm in!

    This piece speaks to me of all the transformative experience of the 30in30 challenge.

  2. Wow Dotty! Obviously I need to have you write all of my painting descriptions. So powerful! Thank you!!

  3. Thanks, Kari! It's only now that the word I was searching for earlier has come to me: crucible—a situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new.