Thursday, March 3, 2011
Opaque and Textured Cornflowers
In the book "Celebrate Your Creative Self", Beam talks about when opaques surround your subject matter, it will make your subject more special. In this painting, I drew some cornflowers on a reject painting from the "archives" and then surrounded them with light blue acrylic paint allowing the original painting to be the subject cornflowers. I tweeked some areas with glossy green and ginger acrylic paint. Beam states that the opaques help focus attention on the subject of the painting.
This painting is 9" x 6" and is on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.