Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rainy Day Variation Painting #40

'Farm View #40' 5x7 pastel
I am really enjoying the 100 variations challenge. If I could, I would work on them all day long. I have been painitng every day for the last four years but this is different. Never have I felt more excited and energized about painting. Anything and everything goes and I am getting more and more experimental. I am thinking about putting the paintings in a dedicated blog so I can document the techniques I use for each one. I think it will be fun and instructional to see them all together. For this variation I recycled a used pastelbord by brushing on a coat of pumice/gesso mix tinted burgandy. I used fixative in between layers, which I brushed in for additional texture.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I enoy all your paintngs but I particularly appreciate the ones which are aggressively not pretty-which don't involve flowers, for example. # 40is a fine painting almost minimalist yet very expressive
in presenting a late October feeling.
Bernard Chaan

Cynthia said...

Yes, I noticed the texture right away and was wondering what you used,,,thanks for the info...looks interesting.

Karen said...

Thank you very much Bernard. I am glad that you commented. It is exactly what I was trying to do with this painting.

Karen said...

Thanks Cynthia. I am working on putting them all in their own blog so I can comment more on each one.

moguesy said...

nice work!

Karen said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

These are OUTSTANDING!!! I do very much hope you put them in a dedicated blog so we can watch the sequencing and progression. You SURE caught the spirit of this challenge and took it to new heights. Bravo!!