Friday, January 25, 2008

Electric Rain

Electric Rain
Acrylic on Canvas

This is one of my newest paintings in neutral, earthy colors. Originally, I started this painting by washing in rust tones with a sponge, dribbling water to expose under colors and then using a foam roller to add deeper, darker tones and textures. I wasn't totally excited with the result, so I let this painting and it's two "sisters" sit in the corner of my studio for a few days. Most of the time I'm able to complete a new painting in one sitting, but this time I was a bit stumped. The paintings appeared weak and washy looking to me. They definitely needed punch!

A couple of days ago I decided to tackle the three canvases and see what I could do to create something that I would be happy with. I mixed up some more neutral earth-tones and started to paint in broad strokes with the biggest brush I could find. Working quickly, I applied the colors and built up the texture while allowing the washy base of the painting to show through. As the painting came to life, I added additional accents with my foam roller.

Check out this painting along with the other two new paintings on eBay. I'm offering them in the auction format only one time. This is a great opportunity to own an original at a very low cost.

I hope you'll also visit my website to see the rest of my portfolio.


Kim said...

This turned out really nice! It is amazing what can come from leaving something for a bit. Sometimes they just talk to you and tell you what they need. At least that has been my experience! I do like the combination of the scraping and the great. Of course the circles draw me in...

Filomena de Andrade Booth said...

Thanks Kim!


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