Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Triplicate Tuesday

I have worked these three together, so all their colours are uniform.  Each has it's own voice, though, so they could stand alone.

Usually, I begin my paintings with the darks first and then move to the lighter ones in subsequent layers (of which there are many), but I decided to experiment with the light, transparent colours first and move towards the darker, more opaque colours as the painting progressed.  It has resulted in quite vibrant lights, requiring less paint to get them to shine. There also are subtle colour gradations as transparent colour on transparent colour merges to form another colour.  It means that there is less of a need to mix colours prior to application, they mix on the canvas.  This was how I used to paint in watercolours and makes for some lovely, bright mixes.

My paintings have been rather difficult to photograph, but I decided to get the Canon SLR out and I am pleased to see that it picks up the texture much better.  You can just see on the first one, the top left corner has crumpled leaves as well as modeling paste text (from Rumi's Meditations).

I intend to use them together as they are to occupy a large wall space in a gym.  There will be more done to them before they are completed, so watch this space.  Will I be able to post another Fearless Friday or will it be a Failure Friday?




11 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

I like the 3 pieces!
So AWESOME!

Sheila said...

WOW!

Rolina said...

Thanks Sue and Sheila - I like them as they are, but they have to have figures on them and I am scared to mess them up!

Cagley Art said...

Rolina - these are beautiful. Don't worry - they will turn out perfectly - so be fearless on Friday!
Connie

Rolina said...

Thanks Connie, I have the ideas all ready to go, just need to put on my Big Girl Panties and DO IT!

April Rimpo said...

What a lucky gym to be getting these. Beautiful.

Ronda Stephens said...

Rolina, these are absolutely beautiful! I have no doubt Friday will be Fearless :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the camera really picks up that texture wonderfully. Which Canon do you have?

Rolina said...

Thanks April, Ronda and Jennifer. Jennifer, I have an EOS400D, it is about 7 years old now, but a great workhorse, has survived many falls (including a river dunk) and still keeps on going!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I have a 350D and am so paranoid of dropping it even if it is an older camera, but its takes great photos I think I would cry if it broke :p

Rolina said...

They are tougher than they look, well built and survive even clumsy old me!