Sunday, August 15, 2010
Keeping It Real (Real Loose)
This is an extreme close up of a pansy. I began with a light wash and gradually added darker layers of color. Halfway through the painting process I realized the piece was much "tighter" than I had intended. I was hoping for a much looser more fluid look and I wasn't accomplishing it. In frustration I added the winsor violet to the center very generously and picked up the painting to direct the drips of paint. In addition, I helped the paint move along by blowing on it, hence the splatter effect. I would've liked to have more lost and found edges where the petals meet the background color.