Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day 2 of Painting Project - Evolution of Painting

 Untitled, 18" x 30", acrylic and marker on canvas.  Keep reading if interested in the evolution of this painting.
What a difference a studio makes!  My dear friend Haley shared her lovely studio, and provided loving moral support while I worked on this painting.  We had a great time creating together.  I felt so happy!  Surely this must be a sign that I am meant to be an artist.  I sometimes feel like an impostor.  Do you ever feel this way, dear readers?  I had the beautiful painting by David Bromstad (below) in my mind and I wanted to copy it as an exercise.  Unfortunately, I didn't have a picture of it, but I was still influenced by it.  I wanted smooth, simple lines and I was in love with the colors he used.

Here is what I came up with.  I love the color combination of dove gray, pink and yellow.  Fun, but just didn't feel complete.  I felt compelled to layer on more paint, but I wanted my edges to be perfect.  I find my hands are not as steady as I'd like, but I kept going.

Second incarnation.

Third.  Hmm.  Maybe I should have stopped here.  But I didn't.

Fourth incarnation.  Since I considered this painting an experiment, I actually let go of the worry that I would ruin it and I kept going.

Fifth and final incarnation!  For better or worse the painting is done.  I'm actually kind of pleased with it, I know I will be working in these colors more.  It looks a little deco to me.  It's a little more graphic and bold than what I want to achieve, but I think I might be on to something.


Nadine said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! Well done! Looking forward to seeing more.

Peggy said...

Thank you EleCat!


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