Sunday, 18 January 2015

WARM JASPERWARE I - 30 Paintings in 30 Days ART PARTY - Day 19

By Sea Dean

8" x 8" Wrap Canvas

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This is a study for a new series I'm working on. I'm pleased to say it came out very well. The season has started early this year with some important submissions on the horizon that I need large work for and I have to get down to it.

I love abstracts and I would love to create more. I don't find them easy and when I paint them fast I'm not satisfied. I've been quietly working on a natural abstract series for several months now and it seems that each element takes a great deal of consideration and even demands drying time. Perhaps with more practice I'll pick up speed. I even had three periods of drying time with this small study.

I used a fair amount of cadmium in this painting and it doesn't photograph well so there are many subtleties not visible in this image. The palette goes through Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange, Red and Yellow to both translucent and opaque white. There is a deal of delicate layering and line work and even so hints of copper.

The title comes from the beautiful Wedgewood Jasperware popular in the last century which inspired this piece. I also have a history of decorating wedding cakes with hard icing that I'm sure had something to do with it.

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS - Day 19


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Posted on Leslie Saeta as # 3