Thursday, April 21, 2011
I started new painting today and I'm really loving it. I almost didn't want to paint this image because I thought it would be too hard, and that I would really struggle with it.
as I was painting it I had a feeling that it would change the way I paint, and my subject matter, forever. Yes, it's a game changing kinda painting. I am so excited!
I've been struggling with the new pieces that I've been working on, but this piece really helped me figure out why exactly I'm struggling.
I discovered that I am painting way too fast. I slowed it down today and started painting very thinly. I used lots of paint thinner and built my layers up as I went. What a difference that made!
I'm also muting my colors a bit. The colors I've been using have been so bright, which I really love, but I feel like the gloomy Oregon weather has started to influence my palette. I'm so tempted to paint a room dark grey too!