Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Leftover Paint?

What do you do? You pull out a half finished painting from the past that needs a range of luscious grays and paint! Rain, 5' x 3', came to life today laying oil  over acrylic with a palette knife. 


            





20 comments:

  1. A wonderful landscape abstract , love the autumn colors , so much freedom here .

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    1. I better take another photo; it was a spring rain--lots of grayed down pinks and spring greens. The iPad is the lazy guy's camera. You caught me being lazy. My fault. :-))

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  2. This is a gorgeous piece, Linda. I LOVE the colors and the looseness of this painting!! Wonderful work!!! (I hope to see more of these!!!!)

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    1. Acrylic under painting encourages looseness. And the leftover palette colors from my color chart one gave me the orotundity to try what's been in my head for a very long time. Thanks Hilda.

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  3. Quelle belle harmonie de couleurs... elles chantent parfaitement bien.
    Gros bisous

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    1. Thanks Martine. I was excited about getting back into this one. The canvas was too big and too costly to let just sit there in the dark storeroom a failed effort.

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  4. oh my--this is big! I love the water-y quality. Beautiful!

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    1. Big is where acrylic comes into play. For the longest time I've been thinking how oils over acrylic was the way to go for " big boys." This store room painting plus the paint from the charts presented the opportunity.

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  5. Fabulous, my dear Linda, quite fabulous.

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    1. I kept thinking about your tool as I dragged and scumbled. It would be handy.

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  6. I love the greys against the greens, lovely.

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    1. Thanks Roger. I do hate throwing away paint. And you get such great grays when you mix all the colors left on your palette together. The green grays kept reminding me of this unfinished huge painting I had laid in with acrylics last year or the year before. So I pulled it out and applied the oils I had been accumulating on the palette doing the color charts and Lolita. All mixed up together with tons more white added, they were a perfect fit.

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    1. Rain does wash away form and leave only colors running down the window pane in rivulets--like putting a wet painting upright in the shower and turning on the valve

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  8. Quite beautiful Linda! The warm yellows and grey lilac tones are marvellous together.

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    1. Thanks Helene. Who knows what the finished colors will be? Grayish and a bit watered down I suppose? That what rain does.

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  9. Quite glorious, you do have some magical ideas.

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    1. Thanks, but now to make that happen the way I see it. That's the challenge. It is a perfect painting for playing around with the grays and the palette knife.

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