Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tulips #1

Here is another example of a reductive painting technique like the pears the other day (wiping off the paint to reveal the collaged or painted underneath).  I thought I figured out this technique by myself but found out it really has a name--reductive painting! Here's now I started off this painting. I spread some gesso on paper with a flower stencil and let it dry then rolled on some color with my roller. Actually it turned into mud so I was not happy with it. Then I put it aside with disgust only to pick it up later and did a little wiping to see the texture. It was a bit better so I started this painting and then wiped some more at the end and you can see some of the texture shapes and dark "mud" peeking through.
This one is 9x11 on treated (with gesso) watercolor paper. 
I think I like this one!

12 comments:

Buffy said...

I love the brush strokes in this one. So free looking. Also I think the mud lol looks good peeking through.

cindy b. said...

Oh my goodness, I think you SHOULD like this one! When's the class for this one begin? : ) Beautiful!

Angela Recada said...

Lovely painting!

I have been doing that for years, too. Wiping away some of the paint to reveal what's underneath. I'm so glad to finally know this technique has a name!

Isabel said...

I Love it too:O) Love the reds:O) What do you mean with flower stencil??

Bren said...

Well I love this one! Excellent, what an interesting piece, you may have stumbled into this one, but it's a process you want to repeat because it's a winner!

Chel said...

Oh, it's LOVELY, Martha!

Regina said...

Swooning over this one.

Caryl said...

This one is one of my faves. I really love the way it turned out.

Peggy said...

Practice DOES make perfect--this is wonderful! And thanks for sharing your techniques to build the canvas!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is lovely. I really love the texture showing through in the background!

Leone said...

Hi, I'm a little confused as I tried to signe up for your Calligraphy Fun Workshop and I wondered why I had to put in my name and address and phone # and then when I got to the end it mentioned shipping. Is this not an on-line course?

LuckyDog said...

Reductive painting? I love it!

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