Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Working, mulling it over, thinking

Of course I should never have put all that color on the canvases. It's for sure always going to not be one of the colors in the list the design people gave me. I finally got the list.....pasted it up on a piece of paper near the easel wall and stared. Then I took a nap hoping that I would know the answer when I woke up.

I don't know that I know the answer yet but I have the whole thing covered with paint. Of course I should have toned the darn canvas as I usually do but didn't. Little tiny holes of white peeked what the heck, I reverted to my usual mode of operation ...GO FOR IT........put something down, I can always cover it up again later. I find that it adds to the mystery in the layering.....but takes a long time and a lot of paint. So instead of mixing in my usual way, it was get out the big gallon of white....add color to it, keep adding color until I got enough of it to just start layering it on ....knife in one hand, brush in the other. Then I made up two more huge piles of paint and did it again.......and on and on. ...subdued lavender and not on the list of colors, but I'm sure I know what I'm doing :>)...Whew......finally stopped for the day but those three big panels all have a good amount of paint on them....with only a hint of that beautiful amber showing. This painting will have lots of cooler mid and dark greens,blues with a hint of violet, a few neutrals, dark and light........that is, if I follow the color scheme and don't get off track. Also accents of a vibrant yellow, red and white...........SO MANY COLORS........will have to be careful. 8640 square inches is a lot of canvas to cover with very many layers.

Hopefully it won't die on me overnight and I can go back and just keep on and on until I like what I see.


  1. Damn. I kept reading, the suspense building, hoping I was going to get a peek at the bottom!!! Progress pics would be fun to see.

  2. I thought of that......but think about hauling 3 60 x 48's out to the back yard fence.I will have to do it for progress to the designer later and will post it.