8x6in oil on canvas
work in process
Working from a gesso mono print
and using the imagination.
See video showing
I started with a gesso mono print made by
using both black and white gesso.
I used a Raymar canvas board to press into
the black and white gesso mixture.
Paper does a fine job also.
I lifted it off and turned the board and
pressed down again leaving the above image.
Using my imagination I looked for shapes
I could already "see" a subject forming from.
There it was...
The angle of gray running across made
me think of water and rocks.
The texture made from the gesso was great.
I used transparent colors to test out
the imagery and I could have painted the
whole painting this way if I wanted to.
Building layers of glazes and scumbling
in some areas.
This is where the individual's own response
has to be listened to. I decided to go into
it with the palette knife...and had a heck of a
lot of fun. In fact I am still nibbling at it.
The role of imagination in painting is not necessary
to be a good painter.
In my opinion, it IS a necessary exercise to explore
everything you can to find out if that little voice
inside responds with pleasure - or not!
A multitude of pleasures eventually becomes our
own distinctive style.
To see a sample using paper from my
September 27th post of this technique