Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Yoga pose X final - didn't quite end up with the color scheme I had in mind!

It seems that this painting ended up having a life of it's own...

... as I struggled to balance bright colors and attenuated ones (went at it the wrong way!). In terms of textural effects, I like the sweeping paint effects that remind me of Chinese painting... on the other hand, I don't want to end up with a gimmick. I've got to find some more ways to apply paint!

I'm lining up the next one with this in mind...

Note RE last painting: With this pose and the unusual cropping I applied to it, I wanted to keep people guessing a little by focusing on the weird design brought about by the exaggerated highlights. I got more than I bargained for in the "weirdness" department!

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