I got a good start on this one tonight.
It’s definitely not done yet though and won’t be competed tonight. I need to let the first payers of paint dry. It’s going to go much more dreamy and faded, except for the poppies. I think anyways. These painting take on a life and mind of their own after a while.
I can’t wait to see how it turns out. It’s as much a mystery to me as it is everyone else.
Tonight’s piece started out very bright.
Bright golden yellow, phthalocyanine blue, grey, and black. Then I started adding white gesso in swirls and streaks. I covered the canvas in white which mixed with the wet colours underneath. I then started removing it in large stripes with my wedge catalyst tool (don’t worry, I didn’t waste the paint, it was used for a art journal page base). I added a little bit more white gesso as bright spots then sprayed it down heavily with water.
Tonight I’m working really late. This canvas is a work in progress. I’d like to do a bit more work tonight but, until the molding paste dries, my hands are tied.
I’m liking how this is shaping up to be. Might do a bit of doodling on this one or add another layer of texture. I’m not sure just yet.
We will see!
I am not a fan of lost purples so these canvases were a challenge for me. However, today’s paintings aren’t done yet but I’m not wanting to make a ton of noise at midnight with the heat gun. I’ll finish them up tomorrow.
- Liquitex basics acrylic paint: dioxazine purple, prism purple, brilliant purple, deep violet, quinacridone magenta, light blue, phthalocyanine blue, Mars black
- Liquitex professional gesso