I plumb forgot the pot. I made a mental note that I needed to add it back in. But I didn’t remember until the final check. Duh. I couldn’t decide on a color to use to fill the pot, so I just left it. I like it. The bump in the pot is a pure mistake. But I decided to leave that in too. Haha.
My original idea with these was more in the direction of Bob Burridge abstracts. I have painted in that style before. Still, I am enjoying the process. I continue to be puzzled with seeing values. I get it, what they are, how to make them. In watercolor at least. But I still somehow think that lighter colors are lighter values. And that is not always true.
Take a look at this painting with the colors taken out, below. Now I would think that the bright turquoise is a light value, the same perhaps as the container. But it isn’t. It is a mid-tone.
Now going back to the painting, I can see that the turquoise section of the leaf is clearly darker than the container. But my eyes fool me. Or is it my warped color logic? Haha.
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
Paper, acrylics, crayons, Zig writer, Posca white, Liquitex Portrait Pink Pen. I started with scribbles to “activate” the paper as they say. The early marks are were still visible under the layers of paint, so I decided to accentuate them.
I added circles in bright pink, but the crayon was muted on the acrylic. I tried the Liquitex pen and that added a shine, an interesting addition. I outlined some of the circles and filled in others. Next, I added white to some of them. Now there is shiny white, glossy pink, and a flat background.
I am not really a fan of mid-century modern. And I am not sure this falls into that category. It turned out completely different from what I had in mind. Haha, how many times have I said that before? But I have two more in the series.
Happy Day one everyone! Let’s have some fun!