|Study in Pink|
mixed media: watercolour, gouache, pastel - 8" x 10"
I am continuing to explore painting in a looser abstract way and wanted to post another work that I started at the same time as Terra Firma. It was inspired by the study above which I love. I had recently purchased some large canvases (36"x48", and 48"x60") and was eager to paint big, so opted for the 36 x48 and started out this way.....
It felt like a good 'start' and after about 2 hours I had this (2). It was a good time to stop and just look at it over the next few days, and consider next steps.
I really liked the painting at this point and probably should have left it alone, or at least done less when I finally returned to it. However I started painting, tinkering, painting and refining - and then it was finished - but over worked and boring. (I forgot to take a photo of it at this stage) I turned the canvas to the wall and waited until I was ready to be bold again. Finally. after a few days, I thought what the heck, and with a purple acrylic paint marker in hand I began to draw on the canvas surface defining abstract shapes in the lower foreground and at the horizon line, while paying attention to the few areas I still liked. Then I changed the colour of the middle ground using a very light greenish grey neutral that really looked great beside the pinks and reds. Essentially I was adding in some large colour areas.
|5 - current state|