Day 4: Distraction--Progression of a Painting
As I threw down more paint, the figure from the earlier
ones became my focus point. Because the canvas is so large,
I discovered with the last big one I did that I could not
only use the panels to move the paint around and create the
color spread, but I could also use the canvas itself.
After putting down a lot of paint in the head region, I
folded the canvas on itself. Then, with the music blaring
out of my stereo, I danced and shuffled my feet all over the
back of the canvas to get a really good stick of the paint
on both sides.
If you look closely, you can see the paint in its raw form,
straight out of the tube.
Then, a little spreading with a palette knife, mixing the
colors enough but not so much that they all would blend together
completely and lose their own unique colors.
Go back, go
forward, or start over.