All runners loosen up by stretching their muscles before starting to run. As an artist I use colorful washes to get my creative juices flowing, that’s how I warm up in the studio before I get down to the business of painting. Doing a few quick washes, keeping them very wet and allowing the colors to run & flow I do these daily. When dry I can decide to use them as backgrounds for paintings or as practice paper to work out new ideas or subjects for future paintings.
This painting was done on one of these washes.
I love negative painting. I have started to pull out flower shapes by darkening the area around the individual petals.
What makes it most interesting is to constantly change the colors, edges & shapes.
As the flowers take shape I begin to detail the singular flowers.
This painting has an element of mystery that I find exciting. Lost & found edges are dispersed through out the image which add interest. The viewer has to fill in the blanks by using their imagination, that makes them participate in my art.
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