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Daily Oil Paintings of Kathryn Townsend. The paintings posted on this blog are a journal of process. Daily practice, exploration and experimentation are the life blood of the artist's way.
“A man learns to skate by staggering around making a fool of
himself: indeed he progresses in all things by making a fool of
himself.” --George Bernard Shaw
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Yellow Flowers White Pitcher
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.