I really loved working on this painting. It's a completely different way of painting than my more intuitive paintings. Mostly because I can do little pieces at a time, and don't have to get out all of my paints and brushes.
I tried to leave as much of the background as possible. When I make another painting like this, I'll take more care with the background and keep in mind that it's actually the end layer in most parts. With my more intuitive paintings almost all of it gets covered or altered, so that's a different way of working.
I don't have that many in-progress pics, but I'll show you what I have:
I started this painting in Tracy Verdugo's workshop. This is the first layer. Mostly symbols added with different materials and in different ways.
second layer: it needs some colour!
Third layer: more colour and drips. I used a lot of acrylic inks on this canvas. Love the brightness of the colours. Although they re supposed to be waterproof, I found that not all colours are when I went over it with the white paint.
Fourth layer: still more dripping ….
Fifth layer: softening it up a bit, bringing it all together:
Drawing my figures on there. Most come from my imagination, although I could “see” the two big birds and the dog. And I took care not to cover areas that I really liked, like the bright colours of the tree trunk.
Starting to fill it in with white. Nice and easy, taking my time …
Almost finished the first layer of white
Second layer of white and starting on the faces
More working on the faces
And this is the finished painting. I call it "Connections", because to me it's an expression of how close all living things are connected and how we are dependent on each other. It's a square box canvas of 61x61 cm (24”x24”)
And then my SOC-piece! The colours for this week were dark teal, coral and a smudge of white:
This is the first layer: coral and some white spray ink.
And this is what came out of it. A bit surreal, I'll admit, but then in almost of all my paintings there's a bit of surrealism ;-)
It's made on canvasboard and is 20,3x25,4cm (8x10 inches).
I found this quote on Pinterest his week, and thought it was perfect for this little canvas.
Well, that's it for this week. I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday and to Summer of Color. So many talented participants in both of these art parties, so go have a look, there will be lots of eye-candy :-)
Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your sweet comments. I hope your day has started well, and your weekend will be bliss ♥ ♥ ♥