27 October 2009
ITALY--- Acyrlics Taking Shape
I continue to chisel away one the LITTLE ITALY series.... It's more of a challenge than it should be... mostly because of the time-crunch.
I have little time to paint... with teaching twice a week... who KNEW?
Anyway, I have bolstered up 5-6 paintings.. and will continue more tomorrow.
Here is a sampling.... you can see where the show is going... and how the palette for the exhibition is progressing.
There is a lot of RED OXIDE and NAPLES YELLOW. I also like the combo of THALO GREEN with RED CRIMSON. The lighter greys are BALTIC GREEN, with LIGHT BLUE VIOLET.
I am trying to stay away from too much definition [realism]. and leave a little for mystery and nuance.
None of these paintings are done... but they are mostly done..and give me a direction.
After I begin the other pieces for the show... I frequently return to earlier works to clean up and finish. This allows me a dispassionate clarity... as I am no longer attached.
Italy 7, 8, 9, and 10
acrylic on Ampersand gessobord
12"h x 12" w