Sunday, March 28, 2010
Each Tuesday, a group of us get together and paint. We decided to have a "slumber party"/retreat/fun weekend of painting so we pulled this off Friday and Saturday. We are having Kay Smith (a fabulous artist from Big Spring here in May for a workshop and she is the master at wet-in-wet and negative painting) so we thought we might try to do a little homework before she comes so she won't think we're all dismal painters. So, this painting is my first attempt at a half sheet of flowers painted negatively (with no drawing) and this could be the main reason for taking a workshop from a wonderful teacher. The upper left corner is still all about shapes and I now must go in and "find" 2 or 3 more gladiola flowers. This will be done with laying in the darker background and "finding" those flowers...somehow. I didn't want much detail in the painting, as this is more about color and shapes. The background will also get several more passes to darken areas and drop in color. Since none of us have really painted wet-in-wet, we had a pretty good mess going for a while, but it is all such a wonderful learning process. And, after all...it's only paper.