Here’s one of my first paintings of the new year. I’ve photographed it as I’ve been painting so I can show you the process so far.
I often start with a simple automatic drawing, which I use as a base to start my painting/collage. Then I choose a line or a shape to begin.I build from there, but don’t necessarily like what I see straight away, it just feels good.I often collage with paper that I’ve prepared previously.I always try and think of new ways to express myself or emphasise a part of the painting in a certain way and I try different ways of applying the paint as you can see in this section here.This is where I’ve got so far but things may well change! 🙂
I’ve been working on some flamingo themed artwork and products and this collage is one of my first pieces. I am very pleased with him and he seems to be becoming a springboard for some other work. I especially like the way the foil paper I’ve used on his neck takes on the look of his feathers 🙂I am pleased to say there is beginning to be some flamingo related work for sale in my online shop, for example the writing paper set below. 🙂
Here’s the next stage of colour mixing for my large pattern and showing you how I mix the pinksFor this pale pink I wanted I’ve mixed with a large dollop of white, a very small amount of cadmium red and crimson.It’s very important to do it slowly as you cant go back, you just have to start again.For the darker pink I added more of each of the reds plus a touch of Ultra-marine I’ve found with practice I can mix any colour I Like 🙂