Day 20 of Jan 2017 30 paintings challenge
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Going larger and being bolder in my approach.
Today I wanted to practice blending. The Golden Fluid acrylics dry so quickly that blending with them is out of the question unless lots of water is used which results in a thin film of paint. I managed to get hold of some Liquitex acrylics in our small town which I know have a longer 'wet' time (is that even a term?). Another new technique for me was using a roller.
I squirted some white, yellow ochre and alazarin crimson onto the board and rollered them to death for my base.
The start - as you can see I repurposed an old painting again
I wanted a dark area somewhere in the middle but did not want to use black, so I used cerulean blue and alazarin crimson. Unfortunately this resulted in a bit of a mess not my perfect bluey purple vision.
How did I hide this? by adding more colour of course! This was another painting that evolved as I went along - what a lot of fun but a nightmare at the same time.
A close -up
My husband - a confirmed "I don't like abstracts" person - paid me the ultimate complement on this one by asking me not to sell it as it 'spoke' to him.