Wednesday, July 8, 2015
This painting was an experiment in patience and many many layers of transparent paint.
I wanted to see what happens when you use a printers roller to spread paint on the surface. I had scooped some thick paint on and some thinned paint on. Then I started to roll the paint together. The texture was interesting but didn't quite do it. From then on I put layer after layer of transparent paint on and the texture remained. For the longest time I kept looking at it knowing it wasn't quite there yet and then when finishing another painting that had a lot of deep orangey red in it I knew just a touch of that color in the foreground would do it.