I’m happy with how’s this is coming along after adding some more colour, I decided to start applying more paint to give it more of an energetic and gestural feeling. Slowing down my working time over a few days per painting helps as the dry paint is much easier to paint on to achieve the desired effect as opposed to painting wet on wet.
Playing with colours and strokes over a picture I have taken of the beginnings of my next painting. I’m looking forward to painting with more of a plan for where I’m going to go next rather than working quickly, as I usually do painting quickly and instinctively instead of taking a long time to paint each stroke.
Based off an earlier painting I had made on the ipad, I wanted the colours to be vivid and pure whereas I wanted the strokes to be broad and expressive, this painting has been a turning point as I’m using much larger brushes now in my work and I think doing this will solve a lot of the problems I’ve been facing with my paintings. The image below is the painting I had made originally on my Ipad.
In this painting I tried to limit my palette by only using reds, such as burnt umber, cadmium red and Venetian red with the the only exception being yellow ocher to bring a more life like feel to the skin tone, I happy with the outcome of this piece, although it has lost a lot of the accuracy of the original drawing.
Not sure if this is finished yet i’m not sure if i like it or not, tried to replicate the painting method of the previous painting but i think this one isn’t as successful.