So I started a new painting tonight and it is in the same style as the large painting I recently completed (See below)
So I am going to document the process of this new painting by taking photographs of it at each stage. I am actually going to take inspiration for this new piece from Klimt's 'Kiss' painting.
So I am actually going to work directly over the top of a painting i started mid last year. I believe that you should always keep history of past paintings so rather than paint over with white...incorporate the old painting into the new. So here goes...
So first i took a water soluble white pencil and started drawing some of my moon symbology. Different shapes and patterns to start to build up layers. These will fade into the painting as it develops but at this early stage it is all about adding lots of visual information.
So i was looking at how 'The Kiss' painting is positioned. Looking at the positive and negative shape and so I wanted to emulate that in my painting, so i loosely transfered the shape over to my painting.
So at this stage i decided i needed pink because the background had tones of pink. SO i took a big breath and created a very loose shape using the pink paint...remembering it is all about creating layers.
So this is where I am currently. At the moment im just playing around, slowly building up layers and although i have added in some abstract figures, it is really just a game of colour balance and placement. I know that it will completely change a few time before i settle on a composition.
I love this style of painting and i think it suits my carefree attitude about art and painting. 'Have no expectations and you will never be disappointed'. It's about letting the story create itself...Someone had written in a twitter message " Sometimes you have to let go of the painting you thought you were creating and focus on the painting that wants to be created" ...i thought that was well said!
But i will add more images to this blog as the painting progresses
5th April 2011
So I added in some flower imagery and just worked on building more dark tones into the work! I love Prussian blue!