Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Process of Painting

I thought I would share a bit of my painting process. I never take enough photos, because I get involved in painting and all of a sudden a dramatic change occurs. Here is a look at a recent painting. It is on an 11x30" wooden panel.
Ink drawing on textured surface

Adding some definition - black and white

Neutralized the background - the flower was distracting!
Added more detail to the figure.
The flower and edge of the collage suggest "ears."

Ears appear and color is started.

This is where I got lost in the painting and stopped takeing pics.
 Added more color and ink drips to the background.

Finished

Close up of the face. 
Wishing you inspiration!
Blessings,
Karen


3 comments:

  1. Love seeing the process...I often do this so I can see how I evolve a painting and I also get lost in the process! Art is so good for the mind!

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  2. Such a fabulous piece!!!! Thank you for sharing this step by step of your process, Karen. I have learned so much from you :)

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa. I am working on doing a video, so you can see what happens when I "get lost" in the process!

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