|Playing around with color on the side.|
Instead of pulling out the canvas I had in mind, a three feet by five feet gallery, I pulled out a 30 x 40. It was big enough for something I wasn't sure was my kind of painting. I sprayed the ground with water and using a sponge laid in the med dark sections. I then decided to let the paint run, for the rivlets would divide the canvas more naturally than I would with a ruler and pencil.--this is not a painting to be constructed mechanically. Plus rain equals rivlets. Now I'm siting here and waiting for my initial wash to dry and playing around with the little canvas (8 x 10) that I used to mix the gray on. I haven't incorporated all the colors used for the gray, but I will. As I worked, I kept thinking about Clyfford Still's work, even though there's nothing pastel about it, but has a lot to do with pattern and the spacial effects of color.
For now, I like John Simlet's title from the comment he left on my last post . Rain Forest is quite appropriate. Thanks John.
|Clyfford Still. Not the Naples yellow spot on the right, but|
no where else. I couldn't leave it like that.