Thursday, June 7, 2007

glazing paint over shapes

Today I tried something very specific, inspired by the work of Donald Holden shown in an article in the magazine "Watercolor" from American Artist which came the other day. I went through my digital photos of Maine and picked some that had big areas of dark and light. I printed several in grayscale and painted from them. The color is built up in glazes using only 2 colors: quinachridone gold in both; ultramarine blue as the second color in one and winsor violet in the other. They're both small, for me: 11" x 7". Comments and critiques invited.

1 comment:

Michelle Himes said...

That top one looks like Otter Cliff at Acadia. Great glazing! And your abstract woods in the previous post is terrific - be sure to enter that one in a show.