detail--a different way of seeing it
This piece is on paper. I am working with a student who wants to see how I "do things", so I am experimenting. I thought she might like to paint on a larger surface, but that was scary to her. I decided I ought to demonstrate...oil on paper, which seeped through a bit so I gessoed over the painting and added more oil paint. Anna looked at it and said "It's leaning!" We talked about figurative painting having images for the mind to identify with...well, abstract paintings have images for emotions to identify with....hmmmm...always learning comes with experimentation. I call this painting "Emotional Lean"--20x30.
This is a beginning using pre gessoed canvas which didn't stretch well enough, so I layered on some silk chiffon and a magazine page, ripped...gessoed onto the surface, oil pastel and thin oil paint. I was surprised to realize that several of the last paintings were in a similar color range....my spring thing? This is far from finished, but dinner is smelling divine...so I guess this post is finished.
Thanks to all you have come to visit me here in this experimental space.