DAILY PAINTING: "Sorry, Wrong Number" 09-29-15: I started to put some paint down, on top of the text mask that I cut yesterday. I'm using limited black, as well as a teal that I mixed from viridian. I'm also using cadmium red, with a cooler counterpart of Alizarin. There is some Quinacridone, offset by Magenta and Manganese Violet, with dashes of hot pink, all loosely painted. My intention is to layer other elements on top of this tomorrow.
"Sorry, Wrong Number" 09-28-15: My previous post shows a light sketch of a basic composition which begins to incorporate the largest (and most important) of the number / text elements that I possibly have in mind for this painting. You can see my wonderful blue, self-healing cutting board, on which I cut out some of the text that you now see put in place on the artwork. My intention is to paint over these masks with other elements and colors. But that's a job for tomorrow.
"Sorry, Wrong Number" 09-27-15 As you can see, I made a simple tracing of the basic composition of the existing painting, then I began to play around with the additional numbers and text elements from the film. I like this idea and think it will add quite a bit of visual interest to the painting. The original composition is so basic and bold that these layered elements will work well together.
"Sorry, Wrong Number" 09-27-15: Last night, in the midst of a great thunderstorm--just for atmosphere, no pun intended--I DID watch the old film again, to refresh my memory. I noticed that the story includes several significant numbers, so I got the idea to "embroider" certain elements as layers within the existing composition. I had some idea of which elements should predominate, so I went to the computer and printed out some fonts and sizes (as shown).
DAILY PAINTING: "Sorry, Wrong Number" 09-25-15 You can see that I threw some acrylic onto the sealed surface of the collage. I have warm colors in mind, though I haven't really settled on a specific color composition yet. These particular colors are Cadmium Orange, Cad Yellow Pale, Magenta and some hot pink. I intend to do one or more pastel thumbnails to solidify my color ideas. Maybe I should watch the old movie for inspiration!
DAILY PAINTING: "Sorry, Wrong Number" Thursday, 09-24-15 This is another black and white, cut paper collage that I made to use as the basis for my next painting. The image is a rotary phone, and the title comes from a 1948 Paramount suspense movie starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster. When my daughter was in school, her drama group did an adaptation of the movie, which is the impetus behind my painting. I have sealed this collage so that I can paint on it. I have
DAILY PAINTING: COMPLETED "Let's Roll!" Wednesday, 9-23-15 I made a few slight adjustments: strengthening the Quinacridone in the central element and then adding black and white (which I had recognized as a good idea in the first color study). I'm really, really happy with how this has turned out. I'm just about ready to declare it done, but I'll let it sit for a few days to see if my opinion changes or if other ideas occur to me. But I really like the freshness, dynamism,
DAILY PAINTING: "Let's Roll!" Wow! The alcohol ink worked out just as I had hoped! It's fun to use and does some dynamic things. I applied the acrylic in wet, loose strokes and then poured the alcohol ink on and let it do its thing. It changes right before your eyes and you can tilt it and let it run if you want (which I did). I was so sure of my direction that I went right to the final painting, and I can see that the new color composition also works out well. I have s
DAILY PAINTING: Pastel Sketch for "Let's Roll!" Tuesday, 9-21-15--After I did the color study yesterday, I realized two things: first, I wanted to try alcohol inks on this piece; second, I saw a chance to re-think some of my choices and explore other options to make it even better. So I did this little pastel thumbnail sketch (on the back of a used envelope) because I wanted to try the same colors in a different arrangement, thinking on paper. I really liked this sketch and
DAILY PAINTING: "Let's Roll!" This is a color study that developed from the ongoing work, keeping with the idea of a mainly cool palette. I like alot of what's going on here, it's dynamic with lots of energy, and it led me to the idea of incorporating alcohol inks, an exciting idea. Unfortunately, the work was a bit too dry by the time I thought of the alcohol ink, so it didn't have quite the effect it otherwise would have. But it led me to consider developing this image fu