Showing posts from May, 2015

Paper painting experiment #5

This is # 5 in a series of experimental works where I am discovering my painting style or more of what I like to paint. Here are some of the "sweet spots" of the painting.                          And for a look at the development of the painting. Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 The final piece

Abstract on Paper: Storm Warning

The smell of honeysuckle and ozone heavy in the night air, the last ray of light of a summer day, a field of wild heather as far as one can see. These are what inspired this new painting, a 18 x 24 mixed media done on watercolor paper. After I laid down the first layer I realized that I would lose the great effect I got with the water drops on the water color base, so I put a layer of mat medium over it to save it. That enabled me to put down fresh color without the risk of mixing the two colors.  I also accidentally put color where I did not want it because I was not paying attention, but it actually worked. So I am adding this technique to my list of techniques to use.