Thursday, December 01, 2011
I've started and wiped several paintings this week. I can't seem to concentrate or get enough time to concentrate, but I have some ideas that are coming together.
This is the start of a piece in oils. The background the result of a combination of colours from one of the wiped paintings. It just happened to be the right shade of grey for what I wanted. Of course, with oils, I need some time between layers to build, but the shape is there. Whether it will do as I hope is another thing.
I recall these Kewpie dolls from my childhood and each year they would be the coveted prize at a stall at the annual Regatta. The rounded features and shiny surface make an interesting object to paint. With the grey undercoat, this looks like a ghost image so far. More to come soon!