Friday, July 26, 2013

The Painting Process -- Part II

I start to lay down some color on top of the China Red gesso and let the paint drip and slide down the canvas.  I make some sgraffito marks in the wet paint which exposes the red background and throw paint around like a whirling dervish.  Basically anything goes with this first layer -- it's my "loosening up" process.

I am pulling out colors to establish my palette for the painting, and as you can see, I've chosen some pretty bright colors!!  This reminds me of rainbow sherbert right now.....I want to quit painting and get an ice cream cone, but I don't :-)  I start swirling the brush, making small circles and add some paint dots for good measure.  I like this piece as it is, but it needs more paint and least in my mind it does!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your creative process, JJ. This is wonderful and I love watching it come to life through you! Brava!