Don’t say you weren’t warned! I had comments on the last post about how lovely the lightness and softness was in the early stages of this painting. I may have to go there in the next one (good thing this is a possibly endless series). In the meantime, please try to enjoy this finished piece in spite of your expectations.
This is a large piece, the same size as #14, which is 50″ wide and 32″ high. It reads best from a distance, so you may want to back away a bit from whatever viewing device you are reading this blog with. This time around there wasn’t much cloud reflection on the surface, but a lot of murky vegetation just underneath it. I find it interesting that the strong vertical lines caused by the coagulated paint in the first wash now look like they might be stems coming up from the bottom of the pond. You just never know how something’s going to turn out when you employ randomness as a technique!
To see the earlier versions of this painting click here