Sunday, February 5, 2012

An Inspirational Abstract Source for Years to Come


In class I had a long small canvas I wanted to play on. I just wanted to play in color. I like to try different kinds of techniques and approaches to painting, and oil is one of the most versatile mediums for experimentation. You can get thin washes, then thick rich impastos, careful blends and then rich sumptuous glazes. This piece has all of those things. It was a class exercise that I enjoyed immensely. My starting point was a photo I took of a boat that had many layers of paint stripped partially off. It was an inspirational source that will continue to inspire a variety of interpretations for years to come