Wednesday, March 11, 2009

OPAQUE SHAPES OVER TRANSPARENT WASHES

Watercolor/Acrylic   22x30


Watercolor/Acrylic      22x30

Both of these figures were painted from life in two consecutive three hour Sunday sessions. However, in the end, the naturalistic backgrounds were boring.

Back in the studio, with opaque acrylics and tape, I invented symbols, shapes, straights, curves and diagonals to make the initial transparent areas more interesting.

1 comment:

S.Goldman, Painting for the Perpetual Art Lover said...

Very nice blend of realism, geometrical and rhythmic abstraction. Many different things to look at while the eye and mind roams around lured by color and light. A very fresh and modern use of combining the two different media.