Thursday, January 14, 2016

Day 14 - Nautical Lines

Nautical Lines, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", NFS
Day 14 of the 30 Day Challenge

This is a follow-up on yesterday's experiment. Today, I started with a phthalo blue under-painting and covered it with light gray, adding lines using a palette knife while the gray was still wet. Once dry, I added the red and black lines and shapes, as well as strengthening some of the blue areas.

The result reminds me of the shapes and colors I associate with sail boats and nautical themes, hence the title, "Nautical Lines." To go further (future pieces), I think I will need to add larger shapes and some additional layers to get more depth and visual complexity. I'm still trying to figure this out - it's definitely out of my comfort zone.

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