Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 315 ~ Create a clear version of something that isn't normally transparent.

I was stumped by this exercise, really didn't know what on earth to do, until I ran across a 1976 painting by Susan Rothenberg, titled Axes, where she uses gesso and charcoal on a canvas to show just the outline of a horse. Her painting is 60 X 104 inches. Mine is 6 inches square and done over an existing watercolor. I first simplified the outline of the horse with a charcoal pencil and then painted over the rest of the surface with white acrylic paint, letting the charcoal smear into the paint, which I like. This is a painting I would like to see bigger. It gives me ideas for things to try with those paintings I have that aren't selling and need to be painted over!

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