Friday, July 2, 2010

Painting Process, Round 4

This is the part where it gets harder to share, but I'm suckin' it up as this is the whole point of my sharing this process with you. 
There was a problem with the comp on this painting and I removed two of the houses before moving on. That is why there is that ghostly image smack in the middle of this first canvas. What was I thinking: putting an object right in the middle? Ah well. No worries. Something will occur. The houses were stuck pretty well down with gel medium so I soaked them with water and began peeling and sanding. The white house on the left hand side was looking kinda cool as I was peeling it off so I painted it white. Yeah, I think it's on the right track. The red arrow-like shape and the two polka dots right in the middle of the canvas is the ink that bled off of the orizomegami paper that I used there. I'll play around with that.
This part of the process is really great because the conversation has begun. At first I was making the decisions but now? well the picture is starting to suggest things and I really like that. The way I paint is to really let go of any sort of idea that I originally had and let the canvas sort of evolve organically as it will. 

Have a great weekend, everyone and thank you for your comments and emails. I enjoy each and every one of them.

8 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

I really like (and learn a lot from it) when you change something because it "didn't work", and when you like that it takes on a life of its own and does something other than what you originally planned...Thank you for sharing this! ~Kathy

Megan Greenholt said...

go with the ghost, I like it

Joanne Huffman said...

I think you know it's going to be wonderful when it starts ordering you around.

Jane LaFazio said...

lookin' good. those mountains look so really and the neighborhood is starting to settle in. Will you addlinks in this post to the previous steps of this painting for us? thanks!!

Karen Burnham said...

Oh my! So amazing! Your art is lovely and deep. Cute cat.

Melly Testa said...

Great work, Diana! Really like what you are doing.

sisa said...

Thanks for sharing your painting process with us! So interesting and instructive! These ones look already pretty good, I like them a lot!

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