Monday, June 10, 2013
Being tired but wanting to paint isn't a great combination, but there is something very therapeutic about pushing paint around on a big canvas. This afternoon I did just that. starting on a red primed 30x40 canvas...just letting it flow...the paint, the canvas and me...o ya and some brushes and a palette knife. I really needed a session like this today; really enjoyable. I limited my palette to yellow ochre, french ultra deep and solid madder deep + white. I liked the mid-tone range of colours with these 3. I like to try out paints that are in my drawer that have migrated there somehow... these ones were some that had come to me as freebies, either from an artist who had passed on or switched mediums and wasn't using them anymore. Oil paint lasts a really long time before the tubes dry up. I was thinking about shapes and movement alot while painting it.