Fracturing from the Imagination.
8x6in oil on canvas panel SOLD
This is a re-post I thought some of you would find interesting.
I am doing color charts galore...trying to rediscover my palette
since the cataracts removal
I love painting from my imagination.
Finally at the stage where I feel I know the lemon well enough
to paint without looking at one. I start off with a basic design
and then I respond to what the paint does on the canvas.
Here are the steps I took to do this piece.
First I randomly applied color
in two stages.
A thin underneath wash of colors
see the cool mauve and transp
Then I did the drawing of shapes
with a rigger brush and dark paint.
Next I painted the warm red, lifting off
with the handy tool to expose underneath colors
leaving random areas and fruit, plain.
I added the dark at the top
and made a slightly darker
square at bottom right.
This was intuitive.
At this stage they were all going to be
When I had put in the dark top
and moved down to place the darker area
I realized it was because I need another dark
so I made the lemon into a plum.
This is the great thing about painting
from the imagination. You have time to
listen to your inner art voice and
I paint at this stage in complete silence.
No music or story going on.
I usually start with the lightest and
focal point area as I did here.
Anyway, at this stage I feel confident
that I can solve the rest of the painting
and as I feel the fracturing technique becoming
more and more natural
This post was in 2012 so by now the
fracturing has certainly become as natural as breathing.