Archive for July, 2010
Below is a second painting in my “earth” series (Arctic Desert being the first). This one is titled Volcanic Mangrove. I documented this painting at each step (well almost, I missed documenting one layer). I wanted to have the whole process in one blog post so I added entries chronologically, with the most recent entry at the top and the full history below it.
Dimensions of this piece is 16 x 16 inches and it is acrylic on panel.
Layers Five and Six:
(this needs to be color corrected and re-posted, I’ve moved computer systems around with my studio move and I need to go find the original to this shot.)
Sometime back at the start of the year I created a series of grounds consisting of pigment that was sprayed onto board, allowed to dry, and then sprayed with a second color and/or third color. In some instances the layers of color were sprayed on wet on wet. The goal was to lay down an initial field of color, as well as create a ground that has an element of random chaos. I’m curious to see if having a more textural ground will require less layers of detailed painting. So this is where the painting began.
Layer Two (red):
Layer One (orange):