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Sunday, February 15, 2015

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:

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