Yesterday's painting session I left off with this:
|Stage 4, painting in progress, where I left off yesterday|
It's lively, and unfinished. When I looked at it today, my thoughts and feelings went something like this. "quiet it down" "remember the use of grey and white" "look at some of the other paintings in this series to see how you might do it" "don't go too far too fast, let it speak to you".
Below are two photo taken part way through today's session. One is a side view so there is not so much glare from the wet paint.
Grey and white brought in. Some of the large black marks broken up, some scraping back, some straight lines. I want it to be, wait now, I don't want it to be anything, I want to find out what it will be, I want to let it have its secrets... But I'm liking how it is becoming more delicate while still feeling full of movement, at least that's what I see.
|Stage 5, front view|
|Stage 4, side view to minimize glare from the wet paint|
Below are two photos from the end of today's session.
More blue introduced, more subtle mark making, more scraping. It looks mushy at the top in the first photo because of the glare. It's a little more bold than this shows, as you can see from the second photo. Hmm, what next? I will leave it and look at it and go back in. It might be a couple of days from now as I have plans for the weekend out of the studio
|Stage 6 front view|
|Stage 6, side view to minimize glare from wet paint|