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January 8, 2012 January 8, 2012

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 8:36 am
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My mind seems tired and lacking in focus. I see that in my latest painting. As I mentioned I was not very happy with the painting below.

The Sky Wept - the painting I painted over

Sooo… I decided to scrap it and use the watercolor board for a new painting. First I decided on a landscape orientation and painted over the surface with gesso.

Gessoed layer

Next I put on a layer of Black magic ink and another layer of gesso – both applied with rough cross hatching.  I followed that with a rough application of white watercolor. At this point I didn’t really know what I wanted to do so I decided to paint the sadness and sorrow and lack of focus that I am feeling. For the first layer I poured and dripped Venetian Brown, Cobalt Violet and Payne’s Gray with a little Burnt Sienna.

First paint layer

I continued to drop, spray, float and splash paint until the paintin g felt finished. Very bleak but this creation got me back in the studio and put a brush in my hand so that is all good. Ken would be pleased.

Sorrow 1