Saturday, August 4, 2012
Day 216 ~ Do something with light.
I'm using the 6"X8" format again. Seems I'm in a mood to turn these daily projects into real pieces when I can. Probably because I have a show coming up. It's okay. It still feels like play!
This painting was first a watercolor. It didn't look strong enough to me, the moon didn't look like a light, so I painted over the watercolor with acrylics. It's a much cooler (as in temperature) look. I wasn't sure I was doing the right thing until I finished, and then I liked it. I'm thinking the white shell might work against the effect, but it needed something at the bottom, and I'm inclined to add things like bundles of painted sticks, etc., to my work.
The triptych format is something I've been exploring in larger paintings. Not always easy getting the composition to work! Thank-you to my wise and generous friend Doug for some guidelines.