Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Progression progresses

The "something" that I saw that got that swirling feeling  on my inside was a color palette, for one thing.
But it was in oil and I had little hopes of replicating the smokey, grayed, soft, rich, subdued colors. 
My background is in oil and I do love them; however, I'm not wanting to invest in them now. 

So, I thought OK, I'm challenged.
I spent some time in the chair zone just thinking about my acrylic paints and how or what I would mix.
Well, guess what?
Right before me was the Matisse paints that I started this painting with. 
I picked up a brush and started mixing and just playing on the card stock (at the bottom) and was absolutely amazed at how easily I could match the colors (above).
I have five more colors on my wish list. 

In the meantime, my big painting just keeps going and going. I keep changing and changing.
I guess the whole purpose was to learn how to use these new paints. 
I love how that happens.


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful painted collage. Hugs Annette x

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  2. Love hearing your thoughts on the process! Beautiful colors, and painting!

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    1. Thank you Deb, I'm taking this one to the end....no matter how long it takes.

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  3. This is pulling a lot from you...when finished you will either adore this painting or hate it!!! I'm thinking the former!!!

    I think it has been lovely at each stage!!

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    1. You are right Mary, I certainly have an ongoing love/hate relationship for now. I'm in the love stage right now.

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  4. This is amazing. You give so much of yourself in ur art... And this piece is revealing that...

    Keep going... It's stunning!

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    1. Thank you, I never thought of it that way. But I think you are right. I'm going to keep going and I just hope it ends up stunning.

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  5. hi Sharon i use Matisse paint being an aussie lol have u noticed that the titanium white ( structure) dries shiney unlike the other colours , i hate it so will have to find a flat white in another brand i suppose , i do have cheap craft paint that dries flat...

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    1. Bev, all of my Matisse is the Background line. I don't have a white but I do have the White Background on my wish list. I have been using my Golden Titanium white to mix with or Golden Gesso. I want the Matisse Background white just to see how that works to mix with. I also like mixing with the Victorian Grey. I don't mind the flat look because in the end I pull it all together with thin layers of Golden Soft Gel Gloss. It brings the colors all to life and rich...I think.
      I would like to try the Skin tones that come in the Structure line. Do you use those?

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  6. {{ wow oh wow !!
    lovely times 100 ...

    somepinkflower love !!

    THIS is how i see myself
    always
    always
    surrounded
    by
    somepinkflowers ... }}

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  7. Beautiful hand, Sharon. I am enjoying reading about your process on this big one.

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