Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Painting...

Acrylic on canvas (in progress?)
24" x 24"

Painting (or printing, or drawing...) is hard work. At least for me it is. Especially when I don't begin with a sketch and don't have a definite palette in mind. I started this painting on Thursday night and spent most of Friday and yesterday working on it. There must be at least 10 paintings of varying compositions beneath the surface -- some of them in glorious, deeply saturated colors, and some of them in pastels. (Afterall, this was an attempt to respond to an invitation to participate in Cathy Nichols' Found Art Friday, the theme of which was "Everything Blooming" (as in: spring). The intent of Found Art Friday, by the way, is to do something spontaneously. Well, since Friday came and went, and since my painting became a major project that went decidely autumnal, I did not submit it. However, several on-the-mark pieces, were submitted including Cathy's own, lovely encaustic piece.

Below, is the iteration of my painting that I awoke to yesterday-- before I started playing around with all the colors of the rainbow. The "gray" on the right side was actually white, so you can imagine how intense the yellow/ochre sections of the painting were.


Due to the inordinate amount of time fussing with the painting, I am now behind on my posts. But I hope to have a another post up, featuring the work of a wonderful artist, by Tuesday.

4 comments:

holly aka golly said...

I love how you can layer the paint and it completely changes! It's nice to see the documentation of what lies beneath.

Laura said...

i concur with holly. fascinating. and the painting as it is now-entrancing.

krista said...

beautiful painting! and great blog. Love seeing your process.

Gloria said...

Thanks for taking a peak, Krista, and for your kind comments. Alas, the painting is virtually unrecognizable now, as I have painted away nearly all the reds and greens! Congrats on YOUR new house-universe blog -- It is awesome!