Let me explain my way of painting that you’ve seen in the video. I rarely or rather never know how my painting is going to end up. Sometimes I have a vague idea what I would want to do but I almost always end up going another direction.
In the last Friday's post you could see in the video that I started by applying color wash on the canvas just to put some color on it. And yellow is a nice bright color that doesn’t give you much trouble if you want to paint over it and while wet you can mix it with any color on the canvas and it won’t go muddy on you. Drips are just for fun cause I like them. :) And sometimes those accidental shapes give you a sea of possibilities.
Painting always goes through pretty and ugly stage and then hopefully pretty again. :) The thing is not to stop too quickly in either of these stages. That means even if you think it’s pretty it doesn’t mean you have to leave it alone and you’re finished painting.
I liked the background and the circles and I considered not covering it which I later did with black. I don’t regret it because even though I liked the background, I couldn’t tell anything from it. It didn’t lead me anywhere and I couldn’t imagine it being finished. There was just nothing there but a pretty background.
Now, let me explain, that’s what I did or did not see THAT day. It might happen that one day I do a similar background and it will tell me loads. But this time I had to take it further. This all happens to me intuitively. And I’ll explain this in the next blog post because I was once one of those people that just didn’t get people saying, “you need to just let it happen and not think” or “you need to paint intuitively” or something similar like that.
To come back to my painting in the video you’ll see that I used one of the bubbles to make a face. I actually didn’t intend to do that. When I was looking at the painting I was messing around with an idea to put little people on the bubbles that would look like they’re walking on them. One thought was about putting little faces in the bubbles to seem like they are looking out the window.
But looking at the bubbles I really didn’t like the big one with a circle in it. It was an odd shape and that little circle inside it didn’t seem like it belonged there. So I made a face out of it. And the rest is history as they say. :)
I'm sorry I just can't seem to make these videos shorter. There is part 3 coming soon. :) Stay tuned. And don't forget to say Hi! to PPF!