DAILY PAINTING: I'm concentrating on forms, so I've thrown in a bit of green to begin to distinguish the main element from the background. I'm not thinking about color at all yet, strictly shapes and composition. The paint is still thin and transparent and will become increasingly opaque as the work develops and decisions are made.
DAILY PAINTING: Today's work was all about mark-making, beginning to build the layers of color, texture, pattern and value that eventually weave together to become a total vision. I'm working with very transparent paint (a mixture of Indian Yellow and Burnt Sienna), thinned with turp. My intention is to begin to create forms and suggestions of space.
DAILY PAINTING: "Fault Lines" exist in the earth under our feet and within ourselves, in our own minds, hearts and souls as we struggle to bear the strains and pressures that life exerts on us. The news is full of it . . . Don't yet know if this painting is finished. We'll see how I feel about it later.
DAILY PAINTING: This painting began as a doodle on watercolor paper (the size you see is 14 x 17), cut down from the larger half-sheet. I like the blues and purple (and of course the red!), but I don't know about that green. It might have to be "adjusted" over time. But we'll see what happens!
DAILY PAINTING: I can look at this with a fresh eye now, since I've set it aside for a bit. I made some very light adjustments to it (that you might not be able to pick out right away), but I think I'm prepared to declare this painting finished. I'm sure I could tweak it ad infinitum, but I don't want to over-work it. It's called "In Memory of" and it is dedicated to the loved ones we've lost and miss so very much!
DAILY PAINTING: The pieces are falling into place nicely for this abstract. Every decision impacts the next one, and I've got the focal point roughed in. I can always adjust. But at least you can see where I'm going, and we'll see what tomorrow brings (if the paint is dry enough to work).