The addition of gold this week helped this whole painting come together. I bought four or five different metallic gold paints to test before I settled on one that I finally really liked. In the mirror’s reflection in the photo above, you can see a painting I did of a woman wearing a large gold necklace. I used probably 10 different hues speckled in to create the illusion of gold and I am so tempted to go back and add a few strokes of this gold paint to make it shimmer in just the right light. I don’t know the rule about that. Can an artist go back to their paintings years later? It doesn’t feel right, but it is so tempting at times.
Sprung is 20″ square, slightly smaller than the previous paintings (smaller price tag, too!). I am trying to force myself to work with different colors and formats as the weeks go on. The project is about evolving and I feel like this painting stretched me in so many good ways. And they payoff was worth it, in my opinion. I’m loving the colors together and the overall movement. For more details, photos or to purchase this week’s painting–click here.
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As a reminder, I will be producing one painting a week and presenting that painting here on Fridays. It will also be available for purchase in my Etsy shop. We schedule our posts to go live first thing in the morning here, but the paintings will mostly be listed late Thursday nights, so to get a first look (or dibs!) at each painting, it wouldn’t be a horrible idea to add the shop to your favorites on Etsy. Fear not if you miss snagging the original, high quality giclee prints are available!
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