So similar to the New Lights paintings I started off with a really bold and bright base colour.
Decided to get out the Ivory Black R&F pigment sticks and get some marks down.
These pigment sticks are so soft you can smudge and blend them on the page. Read my blog on the differences between pigment sticks and oil bars.
Starting to add layers of colour now with a brayer. I didn't need to wait for it to dry as the Arches paper is so absorbent that the first base layer dried almost instantly.
Adding a translucent orange to give some depth.
and then pulling off excess and creating texture with tissue paper.
Adding more colour so that the blending can commence. You can see the marks that the fan brush has made here.
Felt the painting needed a bit of bling to it so brushed on and pressed in some metallic powders.
Love the shimmering that the gold powders create on this painting.
Decided not to blend so much with this one as I like the marks that the palette knife has made. Gives it that choppy effect which you see sometimes in stormy clouds. Oh and look at how the orange glows so much.
Is it a series? Well I seem to be creating quite a number of pieces lately using this format but also using the metallic powders. It is starting to be a fairly significant body of work that I have decided to hold on to them for now with the idea of exhibiting them all together at an exhibition towards the end of the year.
Clearly they need a better name.... or do they? I have started to name them with the first paintings now renamed as New Lights and these two are called Gloaming. There is a theme here I think...