Mixed Media with Ink and Acrylic on Telati board, 9x12
All of a sudden I feel like it's time to take a break from traditional painting and do some abstracts. The figurative's been on my mind, and a bicycle seemed like fun because of its various geometric shapes and my fun memories of it in my childhood. A bicycle to me implies freedom, youth, movement in nature, balancing and innocence. What does it mean to you?
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Starting with the thought of painting it abstractly, I painted this one fairly quickly and it turned out not that abstract, but I like it. I'm beginning to feel comfortable stretching the values a bit more; using the very dark and the very light, from about 2 to 9 in the value scale. Soft edges can make peace for the meeting of the two extremes.
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There are quite a lot of things I learned from painting this:
There can't be light without the dark;
The translucent light alongside the bottle could be done straight from the tube of the right value and color (which I didn't have, I had a hell of a time making it look even close. I mixed white with light green and cobalt blue but only made it opaque or dull looking);
Green pepper is not that complicated to paint, it just takes a little patience;
Background is fun to paint, just don't paint what you see;
Don't put too many cherries on the table.
I'm taking reservation for a four day workshop for Qiang Huang in July, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ. If you're interested please email me. The space will be filled up fairly quickly, so please act fast. Here's the flyer for more detail: