Monday, December 9, 2013

ALMOST FINISHED

I'm thinking this is nearly done.  Time to let it dry some before I start adding some complements to the mix.  I'll try that anyway.  If it doesn't do what I'm wanting, I can always wipe it off.  Now I have to get busy with a portrait commission that is sketched on to the canvas.  This should be interesting. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

ANOTHER AFTERNOON OF PAINTING

I have been painting on this canvas for a week now, and things seem to be coming together.  In other words, it's starting to make some sense.  It's amazing how much a person can learn from doing something completely different than before.  I decided to make the dove a little more realistic but ghost like, and the rest of it will remain very abstract.  There seems to be a story developing, but each person who looks at will have to decide herself what it means to her.  There is still quite a bit to do on the lower right corner.  I've printed out a b/w copy of it, and my intention is to go in with colored pencils to see what else I want to do with it.  It seems like it would work, but who knows?

Monday, December 2, 2013

THIRD DAY ON LARGE ABSTRACT

This has really challenged me and made me think - which is what I was hoping it would do.  Yesterday I added more knife painting and decided I wanted to go with an analogous color scheme.  Today I worked on that - from the left side to the right side - and I'm feeling like it's all coming into place.  Even though it's analogous, I may have to add some complements to it to really make things pop.  If someone were to ask me what it means or what it is, I wouldn't be able to tell you.  I'm hoping that when it's finished it may evoke some feelings in the viewer.