Sunday, April 10, 2011
It Was The Sunglasses
It was the sunglasses that attracted me to this ad for Tommy Hilfiger in this months's Bazaar.
I went down to the studio determined to do something with Three Women. I soaked the paper again under running water, slapped it on a sheet of plexiglass, mopped up the excess water and lit into it. This time taking the opportunity to experiment with my different brushes--every one from the 1 1/2" house painting brush down to the fine line. Again I over did. It's tough to keep the acrylic painter from confusing the watercolorist. I blew it somewhat dry, but stopped. It was too contrived.
I wet it again, but just enough to loosen what had been done, slapped it back on the plexiglas and only painted what interested me---it was the sunglasses--spots of dark--then the hair. A few more strategic spots and I declared enough. What you see is what I got. It's time to move on.