Wednesday, 28 January 2015

BORDERS I - 30 Paintings in 30 Days ART PARTY - Day 29

BORDERS by Sea Dean 8" x 10" Gallery Wrap Canvas
By Sea Dean

8" x 10" Deep Canvas Wrap
Original worktable image

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When I'm having a bad day, you know the time when everything you do with a brush looks c****py ... I take out my camera and go for a drive.

One day I set aside a particularly aggravating painting and was about to grab my camera and go, when I looked at my work table. Hmm I thought there are several parts of that desk that look better than my painting. I snapped quite a few photos of all the spills and overages on the glass I cover my desk with.

When I downloaded the photos I chose several that I thought would be spectacular perhaps for pillow covers etc. (if I ever get it together to print them). Today I found one of those images and decided to see if I could learn something from duplicating it in a painting. What I discovered is that in spite of the difficulty in keeping it fresh, the composition was good and there was an interesting arrangement of colour. In fact the bones of a good abstract. The second image is the original worktable image.

I know an artist that paints on a large canvas pinned to a board and when it's dry she lays a template for 5x7, 8x10 etc. on the canvas and trims it into several small paintings. That's sort of what I was doing here with my work table images. Great idea eh?

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS - Day 29


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