Another productive day in the studio working with my Interactives acrylics. In the spirit of experimentation, I am actually working on a number of small paintings at the moment, pretty much at the same time. Sounds strange I know, but I am finding it a very valuable technique for removing the intellectual thought process and instead just painting intuitively. While I am quite used to the beginning stages of my artwork looking unusual…or at the very least nothing like the finished piece, working with multiple pieces is quite exhilerating. I usually have 2 or 3 on my easel at one time that I swap with another 2 or 3 during the painting session. Each painting is developed at approximately the same rate as the others, but they complete at different times – sometimes it is simply one glaze of colour that is enough to complete the painting. In some ways, I think it is similar to automatic writing in that I am laying out the paints, holding a paint brush and seeing what happens!
This little sunset painting is what happened today. I have forgotten how difficult paintings are to photograph, this photo dosn’t pick up the delicate mauve transition between the orange and the blue. One of these days I will need to set up my big camera and get some better pics.