I have roughed out a painting design that gives me the a positive feeling. The canvas is 150cm sq…my favourite size . The design has been painted over an old collage and this is giving it an interesting surface. I am using acrylics and often dry the paints even faster, with my hairdryer. So impatient! If this
design works, you will see more of the stages to come as the work develops.
Well it’s the evening of day one for this work and it has survived. I have been using various old plastic place mats as stencils and they add a richness to the surface of the canvas that is quite appealing.
I spent much of the afternoon trying to get the face right and happily, the face and figure have developed to my satisfaction. I painted the girls dress black and will try to pick up some of the textures from the old collaged canvas support.
I cant help thinking of Marc Ryden’s ‘Creatrix’ when I paint full skirts like this. His attention to detail is particulary special. He captures the beauty and luminescence of the fabrics he depicts. Amongst other things!
I think it must be essential to paint in oils to achieve the quality of the blending apparent in his work.
Anyway, back to the job at hand. Talk art soon! C x