Monday, May 03, 2010

Next Painting Project

This is the subject for my next painting. It will be a departure for me. It is a 24"x48" Acrylic. The photo is based on a field of goldenrod I shot on the cape last summer. I ran a few filters to get an idea of what i wanted to go for. So the shot above is the result of making the photo look like a painting. Wendy likes it so much she wants me to print this on canvas and frame it, but I want the challenge of painting it.

I started by covering the whole canvas with a base of metallic gold acrylic paint. I then glazed on a mix of gold/red/yellow over the whole thing. Next I will block out the shapes with the greens, the darks and the reds. Finally I will glaze on more yellow golds on top for extra sparkle.

I can't wait to see what develops. I figure it will take me two weeks to finish. I will post shots of it in various stages along the way.

Keep Makin' Art


Dave King said...

I'm drooling already at the thought of what you will produce.

Carl said...

Hi Dave - Thanks. I am taking my time thinking things thru. Hope to hit a home run with this.