Monday, August 25, 2014
Try something new....
One of the things I like about painting is that there is always something new to try. I happened onto the blog of Karen Appleton and had to try what she explained about how to make transitions of color using thick paint. So I had to try it for a couple of reasons.
1 - I like the look of lots of paint
2. - This was a way of making thick paint look more exciting.
Color Transitions with Thick Paint
Here is a link to the blog that caught my attention. There is a good photo of an exercise she gave her students in a workshop.
(Blog post for October 2013 about workshop)
I tried it out in this painting: (very thick paint - zoom in if you can) It is done with a brush, not a palette knife. I really laid the paint on thickly.
Today I'm going to try this again with a box wrapped in polka dot paper. The paper has happy memories for me because I used it to wrap a present for one of my granddaughters.
Also, yesterday I took an old painting that I considered to be a flop and reworked with all this in mind. I was surprised and happy with the results.
It's all good practice to lead you to what you like best in a painting.