Been painting this week - phew first time for what feels like weeks but is actually only days. So this is where I was on Tuesday. No tonal range here! So I thought I would spend some of Thursday lightening it up. This is the one that is on the right in the previous Paint Party Friday blog entry.
What I have been wanting to paint is sunsets and sunrises cos I LOVE the colours. So, I have given my self permission to do just that. James was a good teacher but I want to paint what I want to paint not in the style of. As soon as I started on a sunset I felt SOOOO much happier and content and on track. This is what it looks like now first the gesso's stage, then I put very light paint down to 'map' it out, a new thing I just did.
And the one you all liked the colours of? That got gesso'd too. It wasn't coming together and I wasn't having fun! This is it now. Its still got great texture!
here. Scroll down a bit for the really good ones!
And finally drum roll please...This is the one I have been working on. It's had two and half coats and still has a long way to go. Photographing reds are always problematic so you'll just have to trust me when I say it's got great potential. The white is green masking tape. It will be black, but a good, interesting black.