Sunday, November 11, 2018

In love with colour.



Had fun this weekend with some messy 'starts'.  these will be the underpaintings for some playful drawing and negative painting.  I can't for the life of me stick to a limited palette.  I wish I could, but I just end up fishing out ALL THE COLOURS and throwing them at the canvas.


Golden open acrylics on gessoed paper.  Still getting used the Open acrylics. It's not dissimilar to painting with snot... 




Acrylics with alcohol dripped onto the wet surface, with some over-painting and lifting off of paint with more alcohol. On System 3 acrylic board.




Acrylics on gessoed acrylic paper.  Mark making fun.




Acrylics on gessoed acrylic paper.  Two layers here.  Water spotting and clingfilm appplied to create texture in the second darker layer.





Acrylics on cradled board.  More mark-making.  I find the colours really mouthwatering and exciting.  I have a problem keeping my colours clean, and usually end up with mud. I've been making a concerted effort to correct this of late.

This one is my absolute fave so far.





So much fun it should be illegal.  Self-made collage papers on canvas. Lots going on here.  I finger-daubed some thin glazes of acrylic paint over the surface.





Relatively sedate.  Pallet remnants applied as a loose wash over unprimed watercolour paper.  Note how clean and not-muddy the colours STILL are.





Sometimes I fall in love with initial layers, and can't bring myself to work over them.  We'll have to see how these go.

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