|"Atmosphere" triptycht of 4x4 gessobords painted in oil. ©Laura Gable|
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
An progression of brush strokes
I have a stack of these little 4x4 Ampersand Gessoboards. They are fun to play with when there's that little bit of paint left over and it's hardly worth saving. It becomes a perfect time for experimentation. I also have a new rubber tipped tool that can remove paint from this hard surface, so I was having a little bit of fun there lifting paint, in the first one on the left. The second was a series of loose strokes that I then totally blended out because I didn't like the direction it was going. Oil paint is so wonderful for this blending out ... you just need the right clean brush—not too soft, yet not too bristly. A few strokes were added back in after the blending. The final was a bit of a repeat of 2, but the brush strokes were applied in this musical syncopated way. Does anyone else paint fast when a quicker paced song comes on? I like the movement and flow of these 3 pieces, and think I will have them framed with little fillets around each of them, then arranged together on one panel. Have fun playing with your leftover paints!