Monday, January 16, 2012

Through a Glass

Through a Glass

I am having a great time playing with the creation of backgrounds. This one started with a layer of prussian blue, thalo green and white paints - smooshed into the canvas without a pattern - just a layer of changing color. Then, I applied a pattern of lines with painters tape, sprayed a light layer of gold paint and rubbed it into the surface. I love the indoor outdoor feeling of looking into the sun that appeared. Next, I used charcoal to drawn the curving lines and began to add paint in the same colors I used in the underpainting, with the addition of yellow ochre. I love the opacity of that paint. 

Once the paint was in place, I retraced the lines in black oil pastel.

This is acrylic on canvas 16"x20".