Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I spent most of the day working on a larger painting outside in direct sunlight on my patio. I had to scrape it. Then I tried a smaller version but it still had the same problems, so that one was scraped as well. For one last final try before the sun went down, on the smaller panel, I combined two Peggi Kroll Roberts exercises--using black and white paint only with limited strokes. I like the abstract quality of this exercise, the interesting way the colors came through and the finger-painting kind of paint application. The tendency to second guess everything while doing a painting is often the ruin of it.