Sometimes I just have to do a painting for myself to exercise my creative “muscles.” This is one I did by using a photograph I took looking up at the trees in our front yard and across the street. There’s a particularly lovely light that we get at a certain time of day when it’s slightly overcast, and I wanted to capture that. I used Prisma to get ideas for some different effects and I wanted to experiment with a new paint color, so I mixed phthalo green with a lot of white and a little Payne’s Grey and started making vague shapes where leaves would be, using brushes and palette knives. Once I did that, the painting guided me to where branches would be. Here’s the work in progress. The background looks more pink than it actually is because the painting (acrylic on canvas board) was sitting on a red chair when I took the picture. I may have to do another similar one with a pink background. Please feel free to comment and/or ask questions. I love talking about art.
This is an update from today!