I still can't get over spring! Driving, walking, looking out my window--it is all glorious. Having suffered a long cold winter makes me super appreciateive of this change. And here it is reflected in my new abstract painting.
This painting focuses on the light greens, the yellow-greens, and the darker greens. I used pthalo blue for accents, titanium white for highlights, and brown umber for toning it down.
I began this painting by squeezing blobs of paint from the yellow, blue and green tubes onto my canvas. Then I painted the background in unbleached titanium--a kind of beige.
After that, I let my brush go wild swirling the colors together while being careful not to blend them too much. After that I cleaned my brush and added titanium white--letting some of it blend and some of it remain pure on the surface.
This kind of painting process is extremely improvisational--you have to stop before you end up with a gray mush. Yet you have to keep working until you find an image that speaks to you.