Today was an abstract day. Abstracts with a palette knife. I worked on four small pieces, 5 x 7 Heavy Yupo, 144lb. I really like the heavy Yupo. It does not buckle, even under thick layers of acrylic. I did not tape the sheet down, but it did not warp. Very nice!
I’m still undecided about this one. So much so, that I took to cropping it in Photoshop. The colors are muted, maybe that is what bothers me. Not sure. I do really like the colors. Happy for the practice,
think it would help to use a thick medium with the color. These are craft paints, and some a thicker than others. I need MORE palette knife practice. I like the 2nd and 4th images best. What do you think?
Love when you let loose! Oh, those Mingas!
Haha, thanks Carol! 🙂
I love it! Beautiful.
Hi Lana! Thank you 🙂 So glad you like it 😉
I like the muted colors and the sense that the landscape looks different from usual.
I think we spend a lot of time thinking things should be perfect when the important part is to start making things. We seem to have this expectation that everything will come out perfectly. I have (maybe had?) a book of Andrew Wyeth watercolor studies. He just made them to work stuff out. He thought so little of them that he tossed them on the floor. Some even have shoe prints on them. His wife decided it would be better to scoop them up and do something with them though.
The point is that we have to make things and see what happens. The quote you use nailed it!
I like what you did. Keep going til you like what you make!
Haha, thanks for that Dave. WOw, I’d like to see that book. I’ll see if Amazon has a copy with previews. You are right. I started on Yupo. And the point of Yupo is that you can work with inks and watercolor, and get light, glowing pieces. Well, I started an experiment and it went wrong. LOL 🙂 So I worked it into a landscape.
Haha. I will be trying again. With the original idea, and with landscapes 🙂 Happy blogging Dave 🙂
wow, so cool to see your process. All are spectacular. Nicely done
Thanks Christine 🙂
always learning from you, sheila, w gratitude
Happy creating Dotty. ;o/
I was awestruck when I saw this, I kept going back to it. Love the mysterious, not quite distinguishable foreground landscape and the indistinct buildings mid distance. I’m glad you didn’t actually chop it up.
I like #1 best because of the stunning foreground and sense of space, however the blobby bits of cloud top left bother me and the squared cloud left of center. Apart from that I love everything, even the lime at the bottom. If I had to choose a crop it would be #4 because it cuts off the blobby clouds and keeps the expansive foreground, however it loses the sense of breathing space.
Wowzers, thank you, Sea!! I will keep going then! LOL 🙂 I agree about #4. That is why I did it. But yes, it is a landscape, and I too feel it loses the sense of space and distance. I thought I’d leave those blobby clouds, some hard edges in with the soft. But my eye goes right to them. And that is not what I wanted. I thought I’d leave that squared cloud because I have seen clouds like that. And I always think, “If I painted that, no one would believe it”. But again, My eye sees that immediately.
Thanks for your critique and, disection, Sea. I appreciate it 🙂
It looks like you had fun even if you are not 100% happy with this. I think I like the crop piece best as there is less foreground. Art is such a challenge.
Yes Val, it is. 😉 I was happiest with that as well. I think the foreground is what bothers me most. The transition from land to sky next. Thanks for visiting Val 🙂