Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lesson Six, Day One

New lesson, the last one in my Jane Davies course. Creating atmosphere.

First step: on three different papers, neutral colors—paint and lift, paint and lift, paint and lift.

    

Then: apply transparent color on one paper, wipe with paper towel, veil with white paint diluted with medium.



Next: apply glaze to second paper, letting brush stroke texture show and creating some scribbles with the brush end; dry-brush a color over that and then obliterate some of the depth with opaque white.



After that: apply color to third paper, let dry till tacky, paint over, lift; paint a shape and veil partially with diluted white, lift; draw lines, veil partially, lift.



Finally: breathe in some of the atmosphere and stop for the day!









6 comments:

  1. Wauw, I love this process! Very nice to see the painting coming together.
    The lifted paint gives a very 'smokey', 'misty' effect. Mysterious!

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    1. Thanks, Simone. I had fun doing these quick exercises to try my hand at various ways of creating atmosphere. I like having this experience in my 'tool kit.'

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  2. Great fun reading about/seeing each step along the way...

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    1. Thanks, Joje. I love reading about and seeing steps along the way on others' blogs, so I'm glad to know it's great fun for you to see such stuff at MY blog : )

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  3. Love the dreamy, cloudy beginnings, and the bold ending (?)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. A year ago, intentional layering and depth and obscuring and revealing nowhere on my radar. Now, look at me—playing like crazy!

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