Monday, September 21, 2015

Autumn Foliage

Autumn Foliage, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", $75

Day 21 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge - #19

I took a couple of days to think about what to do next. I know - I'm supposed to do that a bit faster during the 30 Day Challenge, but it just didn't happen.  I wanted to figure out what to do next using the technique I used with the pears and apples. This is one of the things I came up with - pretty cool.

In this painting, I started with an orange ground. When that was dry, I painted colorful patches of what I originally thought would be reflections of trees in water using a palette knife. Then, using my trusty squeegee, I pushed the colors around to blend and distort them. While that was drying, I stepped back to see what I had to work with and thought it might look better upside down.  Good thought, because it turns out they made better trees than reflections, although I ended up with reflections, too. After letting it sit overnight, I adjusted the tree shapes, and some unfortunate patches of color, added the tree trunks and water ripples and declared it done.

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