Sunday, January 14, 2007

Transformation transformed

Well I went straight upstairs and did terrible things to this canvas. I mixed a dark blue paint using flow medium and put it over most of the canvas then scraped it off while it was wet - maybe a mistake. The figure disappeared and I had to be quite vicious to get it back. I then touched something up with a wet brush and later noticed a dribble had left a trail, and quite liked that so flung on some water here and there to get the same effect. Was a bit wet so dabbed with tissue and removed some spots of paint right through all layers! I then got out my favourite and much hated by others gold paint and rubbed that on all over the place. It was then after 7pm so the light isn't very good but I've taken a photo of this poor work in progress and it looks like I'll have to aim for the next challenge.


Anonymous said...

How come I hadn't found your blog before? Love this painting - dark and challening :-)

Denise said...

I quite like the feel of this. Maybe you didn't make the deadline, but don't give up on it :). Give it a rest and come back to it with a fresh perspective. And I like your earthy palettes, incl the gold.