Friday, February 14, 2014
Sea to Sky 30 x 24" acrylic
As I may have mentioned before, skies have always been my nemesis. My goal for 2014 is to conquer skies in acrylics. I love the idea of painting something as simple as water, sand and sky, although I wouldn't describe this painting as simple.
I have tried many approaches including fast and furious, and slow and painstaking. The techniques I used for this painting would be closer to the slow approach but I found painting it quite meditative and enjoyable. I used a lot of glazing fluid and many layers of glazes in this painting. I tried not to think about technique and just let the painting dictate what it needed. I might have liked more chunky brushstrokes but that's not the way it evolved. Now I'm looking forward to the next one.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
"Begin Again" 30 x 40" acrylic