abstract, acrylic paint, acrylic paintings, barn, painted book page, painted dictionary page, poppy, Simple Paintings
This painting was practice using tints and shades of Cadmium Red Med. I really love this color. I’m not hugely satisfied with this painting and I think I will do it again. It is finished with a glaze and that is a technique I really like.
I really love this kind of abstract painting and will definitely do some more along these lines. The lesson for this painting was textured layering. I think today I may do one using some modeling paste in a layer.
I’m so happy with how this turned out even though for years I have not liked paintings of barns. This painting started with a warm toned underpainting that is covered with cool colors. I really enjoyed some of the old and new color mixes. The trees in the background use the green made by combining Mars Black and Yellow Cadmium again. The grey of the roof is made by mixing unbleached Titanium and Mars Black – I really like both of these colors.
I’m also having fun making connections to the text on the dictionary pages. This last one is epiphany, which comes from a root word meaning to make an appearance. The flower is on the page for distress. I should have known it wouldn’t come out quite right. 😉
I hope you have a beautiful day.
Claudia McGill said:
Love these and where you are going. And, I also like it that the dictionary page and the painting find a connection! That idea is intriguing and I wonder if you will pursue it, or let it find its own way (meaning, enjoy the serendipity or else try to match a word on the page?)
Jeanette Clawson said:
I have been paying more attention to the words at the top and bottom of the page to decide where the painting should end. Some words I want covered up and others I make a point of leaving visible. I am still selecting the pages at random.
Michael Richards (certainline) said:
These are terrific. It’s a brilliant idea to use the dictionary pages as a base.
Jeanette Clawson said:
Thanks. It is really freeing me up to now worry so much about “the finished painting” and making it more of an exercise. I’m looking forward to experimenting with adding mandalas on top to make them more my own.