Painting Spontaneous Shapes - Year of Abstract Painting Exercises
As I mentioned last week, the guide book, Painting Abstracts by Rolina van Vliet offers suggestions for further study. The first one I did - I worked from dark to light. This time, I did the reverse, building the colors on the paper from light to dark. I used iridescent paints on the underpainting (above), then added darker colors over the top (below) .
I was not so thrilled with the result, so I went back in again with lighter colors (iridescent) mixing in with the darker colors of paint.
It seems a lot more spontaneous with that final reflective layer of paint added. A final image below: