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Orange and Lavender

These images show the various stages that this painting went through. Abstracts are fun to paint, the painting often changes from one day to the next. I did have a specific idea of how I wanted this turn out when I started. Working with more transparent colors can be worrisome; I'm never sure if I'm going to be able to cover up the boo boos. This work has become one of my favorites.

 

 

Underpainting Phase 1

Underpainting Phase 1

The process for this painting started with an underpainting. Random marks on the canvas meant to create shadows and texture in the finished painting

Underpainting Phase 2

Underpainting Phase 2

Here I began adding the orange. And yellow.  And orange. And more orange. A little white for opacity. And more orange. And more yellow. The orange and yellow are fairly translucent colors so it takes a lot of paint using them as a cover.

Pallette colors

Pallette colors

 Adding white for opacity

Adding white for opacity

 This is actually the process of covering up something that I didn't like. My motto is "If it doesn't work, paint over it." This is where the transparency of the yellow and orange creates problems. It took some fancy footwork to make sure I got it all covered.

This is actually the process of covering up something that I didn't like. My motto is "If it doesn't work, paint over it." This is where the transparency of the yellow and orange creates problems. It took some fancy footwork to make sure I got it all covered.

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Close up

Close up

 Another close up showing some of the texture that was added.

Another close up showing some of the texture that was added.

Pallette Colors

Pallette Colors

End of the Day

End of the Day

Finishing a painting is so satisfying

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