here are some examples of what i have been doing and some explanation of what i did to produce each work or effect....good or bad.
|"what to choose...what to choose"|
this first one is about the same size (16"X20"), the same surface (fabriano artistico cold press, extra white), and subject (still life). the thing that i did differently was to splatter clean water off of the brush on to the surface, across the object just prior to painting it. i have often done this in the middle of a bouquet of flowers in a still life, but rarely with more single, solid objects. i and many other painters feel that each object should have some lost among the found edges and should be "released" into the background or adjoining object somewhere along its expanse. this is just an attempt to put some randomness into the procedure. at times i have just let it be after painting the object and a times i coaxed the paint a bit. while there are areas that i went a little overboard with this, all in all, i am pleased with the effect. i just need to work with it some more.
|"plums and lemon with that wine?"|
|"hard water times in the barnyard"|