Friday, July 11, 2014

First Steps

Adding the first colour to a new painting is nerve wracking, exciting, and challenging but watching it slowly begin to form before your eyes is a thrill. Over the last 24 hours I have slowly been building up glaze after glaze of indanthrene blue to give the piano in my background the beginnings of shape and form and the areas of light and shade established. 

I will need to add many many more colours to create the rich black I want for the darker parts of the painting  but I always think the first layer is the hardest.

James took this photo of me this morning while I was working and I couldn't resist playing with the saturation to create this cool black and white photo with the blue on the painting.