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"My Scene" is sharing a finished painting or my 3 step process to a finished painting using photographs or sketches. Asking, how can I make this scene or subject mine from refrences that hold my attention longer than 5 minutes. Some photographs are just....photographs not paintable interesting subjects. So let's began and hope you enjoy your painting experience........JoBeth

Friday, October 21, 2011

Turquoise Mine...Night Lights...

My idea of contemporary art....enjoyed making shapes that could relate to industrial structure and signs seen in busy city's. The top image had thick gesso applied then scrapped with various tools to give texture. When this was dry I used gray acrylic over the surface to tone down the white gesso. Red acrylic was the dominant color with accents of turquoise to suggest industrial forms...dark lines tied the shapes together and some calligraphy marks. Black gesso was applied heavy and before dry added white gesso on the second image...using different brushes and tools to scrape through the heavy mixture drawing rectangles, circles and squares to represent signs....when dry I used watercolor in those shapes..suggesting arches to identify buildings....I also used some stamps for signage....both paintings are on canvas.