Wine and Song V
Mixed Media on 300gsm Watercolour Paper
42cm x 30cm
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Not always Pretty
This painting I have titled "Cellar Door Notes" is now number 5 in my Wine and Song Series. It sat on my easel for the past month as I was not happy with some of the bright colours but had no inspiration to push it further. An artist friend challenged me recently on why my paintings are always "pretty". She paints in Acrylics and Oils with very earthy tones and often with many glazes. Fearing nothing to lose with this as I had it discarded for now I threw my whole arsenal of studio supplies at it. I worked it over with several glazes making greyed down colour and the painting took on a new life. The last element I added was some gold ink which can be read as Gold medals or giant gold grapes! I am really interested in your comments on this one as it is quite different for me so I have little experience to critique it.