Saturday, July 17, 2010

Transformations...painting in progress

Occasionally I like to take pictures of my work as it evolves on the easel.  I don't always know where I'm going when I start, but I usually know when I get there.

Here is the canvas with a few guide lines establishing the structure, composition of the painting and some preliminary color.  At this point, I'm not too worried about the colors I'm using. 

A little more paint and the composition begins to emerge.

I decided to add bolder color...some hot pink and yellow orange.

More color and more glazes.

At this point I was begining to think that I was almost finished but this is where I needed a second opinion.  I asked my critic, my husband, what he thought.  He confirmed my feeling that it needed something more.

I decided to tie the whole thing together with a thin glaze of Quinacridone Gold mixed with a little Raw Umber.  Before the glaze began to set, I wiped out circles, exposing the underlying colors.

Here is the finished piece:

Acrylic on Canvas

This painting will be available through ArtQuiver very soon.

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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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