Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Textured wall series


Textured Wall no 1, pastel on board, 50x70cm


This is the first of so far three paintings on wall textures. Most of my paintings until recently have been landscapes with relatively little detail (maybe bar foreground). Wanting to experiment with more detailed textures and colour changes, I was looking round the studio and found plenty of cracks, fissures and marks on the walls.

This was the first one of them - it's on board primed with gesso and texture added with pumice powder. Then I applied an acrylic underpainting and various splashes of more acrylic paint on top of that.

Lemon yellow as underpainting was quite a discovery too - it offsets and plays with the other, more subtle colours rather beautifully I think.



2 comments:

Kätta said...

Schööön gemacht!!!
Freue mich über updates - was ist mit den coloured sands?????
Stell mal was davon rein, wenn es soweit fertig ist.
-ö- Kätta

Plein Air Florida said...

Congrats on your new blog. You ahve a good start.
Love,
Linda Blondheim

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