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Letting Go part 2

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small steadies – Hyacinth & amaryllis. Cat and tea.  2B pencil, china marker, ruler, nickel azo yellow, cobalt blue – a hundred tiny anchors to hold me without hindrance as I spin from paint to voice to cello to words to page and around again around the other way.

Here’s what’s happened to the painting since my blog post of 2 days ago:

Where we were

The lower D ring was too strong, so I obscured it with white.  Now a red wash to pick up the white resist & push it back farther...

The lower D ring was too strong, so I obscured it with white. Now a red wash to pick up the white resist & push it back farther…

red-wash

And then another red wash, and a yellow one, and the whole thing looked washed out to me – not enough contrast.  Add to that the fact that the snaffle bit and the Uffington horse seemed now to be fighting for dominance in the painting.  I didn’t like it.  Wallpaper without risk…

nice texture, no tension.

nice texture, no tension.

so I did this

cobalt and ultramarine

cobalt and ultramarine

Added more pull in the metal, chalk to the horse (still needs a bit more), and NOW we’re getting somewhere.  It’s talking again.

I think we're almost there...

I think we’re almost there. More punch, still…

Full moon tomorrow folks.  Strap in.

 

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Author: keirartworks

Artist, Musician, Writer, Teacher. Mum to an incredible person, friend to many, Incredibles. Gardener. Thinker. Collaborator. K

One thought on “Letting Go part 2

  1. Ah, the process, ain’t it grand?
    The chalk horse is so strong.

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