Paint Out Loud...the story behind the art
So I add paint to what is there, I scrape with palette knives, I stand back and look. I am building a painting.
I am working from a photo, however at some point, I leave the photo behind and make the images work on the canvas. That is when it really becomes mine - and that is one of the goals. I like to start with an image - it gives me a place to go - but I am not interested in copying. It is up to me to find ways to let go and make the piece become mine.
The piece has lots of nice marks, scrapings and I make even more. I don't like to be careful. I want you to see that this is paint on canvas. It is made with hands using wonderful tools, and it is an interpretation of color and shape and form.
I check to make sure I have a focal point - which can be a large or small area - but it needs to be a place that your eye sees and goes to first. Then there needs to be significant color changes, shape changes, size changes - something to lead your eye around the painting.
I like the variation in the color - I like where I have scraped through. Is it finished?
Did you see Part 1? Go here: https://www.nandavisart.com/paint-out-loud/painting-over-a-failed-painting-part-1