Sometimes it is fun just experimenting. The result is not always what you expected. That´s what happened here and yet, I kind of like it and I sure had alot of fun in the process. Acrylic and Pano Paint.
I was inspired of Cezanne, when I made this and I had a great time. I made a drawing on watercolor paper. Scanned it to my computer, colored it in Paint Shop Pro 9, gave it a digital frame and this is the result:
I begin with watercolor, dropped on the wet watercolor paper. Sometimes i place a plast foil on the wet painting and let it dry. All the foldings from the plast foil have made some patterns and shapes. Then it is about finding something interesting and make a painting out of it. Perhaps like this:
Sometimes I have fun eksperimenting. In this case, it was with acrylic on canvas. I added silk paper on the canvas. Just painted it onto the canvas with white paint. Alot of foldings appeared, which was exactly what I wanted. A good way of creating texture. Then I discovered figures, which I just painted.
Did I mention, I had alot of fun?
Another Pastel painting, but on Velour paper. I do like this paper, as it can take alot of pigment. This time I had no problem with the Fixative. Maybe velour paper is not making this problem as much as the sanded paper. The daisies are made mostly today. Made the pale drawing yesterday, but began the painting today. I am not sure I am quite happy with the result, but it will have to do.
Today I finished this new Pastel, made on 50 x 70 cm sanded paper. It is made after a photo by a friend. I was quite happy with the result, untill I gave it Fixative, which made it more grainy than I like. I know this can be a problem, if you want to make the pigment stick to the paper and it seems, I have this problem every now and then. Quite frustrating, because this took me days to paint and it is pretty large too. Oh well. On a distance you dont see the grain. Only if you study the image very close.
Today I finnished this new pastel landscape. It is a motif from a photo I took of Sejroe Bay, Zealand, DK. not far from my home. It didnt work with recycle paper, so… back to velour paper and that was better. Yet, I want to try my sand paper made for pastel too, before I go to another medium. I change medium once in a while, in order not to be bored 🙂
When I run our of ideas, I often begin to draw portraits. It is relaxing and it often gives me a kick for something better and more serious. They dont look like anybody. They are mostly just made for fun.