I had painted this Pointsettia on really crummy watercolour paper many years ago. It wasn’t a painting that I would hang on the wall and enjoy looking at, so it languished in my files for a very long time. So long, Pointsettia. It’s time to be re-born…
This version of “after” was too negative so I painted over it. I thought it was starting to resemble part of our planet and war. Time to add more layers to this evolving painting.
“Painting Obliteration” Goodbye again Pointsettia.
During this phase I added texture to the underpainting by scraping loose shapes using a nail. This texture will show up in the final piece depending on the translucency of chosen pigments. Sometimes I would lay down paint then rub it off, and its colour would stain the scraped-in texture.
Layers of Time
Watercolour, Acrylic, Pencil & Ink on watercolour paper
10″ x 11″ (approx 25.5 cm x 28 cm)
Close-Ups of Final painting:
© deb davies thorkelson | april 2015