Not for sale.
The following is a handy and
creative way to break up your
color/value areas if you want to try for
a looser effect, but enjoy painting smoothly.
Start with a random black/grey white paint
patterns on canvas or paper. You can drip,
splatter or place, but use a generous amount.
(I used gesso)
Lay another piece of paper or canvas
over it and
gently press and lift straight off.
It will look similar to an abstract
Next I used a palette knife to
smooth some areas, but if you like what you
see, then leave it alone.
You have two abstracts to work on.
Next draw what your subject will be.
Mine happens to be a pomegranate.
I used a rigger brush and thinned oil paint.
Let the fun begin.
I started with transparent colors
Adding some opaque paint where I did
not want the dark underneath to show through.
I am going to do a landscape with the other
piece of paper - which was the one used on top..
The possibilities are endless.
I want to thank Mary Maxim for
saying such nice things about my blog on the
radio show Artists Helping Artists
It plays on Thursdays,
but you can pick it up at any time.
Leslie Saeta hosts the show and is the energy
which makes it work. Mary was the co-host
for this month and came up with fabulous
ideas and art information.
If you are not familiar with
Mary's truly amazing paintings
check them out HERE
Have a lovely weekend.