This is my new favorite Rainbow Reflection painting. Nothing else to say tonight.
Friday, July 9, 2010
I am sticking with the "Rainbow Reflections" and the purple/pink/blue color scheme. It also appears that I am keeping with the horse subject as well. I meant to create something else but once again my mind drifted to horses. I really like this painting and may just keep it for myself when this project is over.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I really like this "Rainbow Reflection" painting. I started to create a landscape type painting but as I scraped away at the paint it flowed into these horse shapes so I ran with it :D
I am finding that my approach to painting has changed from when I first started this blog. Previously when I created "Rainbow Reflection" paintings I would have an end result in mind. It might be a waterfall or a desert landscape. Now, especially with the paintings I created yesterday and today I found that I was able to just allow the paint to flow without planning it. I think I was able to do that because I wasn't afraid of "wasting" materials or time. My attitude has changed with the realization that sometimes I may have to waste some materials before I get the results that I want. So be it.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I went darker with tonight's "Rainbow Reflection" but I stayed with blue and red. Last night I made a mistake and used Pthalo Blue instead of Ultramarine Blue which I prefer.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Da Vinci watercolor on 140lb Bockingford cold press watercolor paper
For August 29, 2009 I did a "Rainbow Reflection" painting. I was first taught this sgraffito technique by Alan Mark Cross of Victoria, BC. In his class he showed how to create a sunflower painting by putting layers of thick paint onto wet paper and then scraping back areas with a palette knife to create leaves and petals. I went on to use it for landscape type paintings.
I call them "Rainbow Reflections" partly because they are created using pure colors but also because what you see in the painting reflects who you are. Some people see an abstract painting while others see a landscape. I even had people who saw fairies hiding among the leaves. These "Rainbow Reflections" also reflect me and my love of color.
They are fairly simple to create but I probably only have a 25% success rate with them. They either work or they don't. There is no middle ground with these paintings. I would like to be able to at least achieve a 50% success rate so I think I will do a series of them in order to improve my skills.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Last in the "Breakfast" series. I am going to start a new series tomorrow I think but I don't know what it will be. I am finding it easier to create when I am completing a series because it narrows the choices in subject and color that I have to make.