This week I decided to follow just my intuition and to work in some other materials and with stronger emphasis on surface and additive and subtractive painting. I focused more on broken colors and limited palette.
- With a more experimental approach like in my sketchbooks I got a loose approach.
- Experimenting with oil sticks was fun – challenging on one hand as they seems quite messy to handle. I started to work with them in a drawing mode with subsequent more painterly approach
- Due to the scope of my daily paintings I worked alls-prima i.e. no layering. To work further I need to apply a different approach and spend more time than just one day /a few hours on one painting.
- I feel that I understand better the materiality differences of media (fluidity and impasto)
- As I focused more on the foreground (figure) I need to look beyond and see how to integrate the surrounding space more successfully.
Plan for next week:
Applying a more focused approach and reference to other artists
newest on the top.
#14 Painted in oil:
#13 Painted in oil sticks and tizanwhite with substantial amount of linseed oil:
#12 Painted in acrylic paint on primed paper:
#11 Painted in oil sticks on paper:
#10 Painted in ink (ochre and indigo), white gouache and salt for surface texture with a wide brush (2 in):
#9 Painted in ink (ochre and indigo) and white gouache with a wide brush (2 in) – starting with wet surface:
The following sequence shows the painting progress of above painting. I believe all of them have its own characteristics and different appear. Actually I am wondering whether step#2 is not the most accurate own concerning mood, expression and closest match. The following steps perhaps just a meandering across the surface and to see what else can be discovered.
#8 Painted in watercolour (siena and ochre) with a fine brush – at times dry brush technique: