Citrus on black paper


In a recent comment I made on another artist’s blog I mentioned how I start my new paintings. I take the paint remaining on my palette from my last piece and spread it over the new canvas. In doing this I have found myself starting on interesting colored backgrounds. When I didn’t have a palette to clean I was using dark colors, even black. So leap forward to just using black paper to start with. This painting is of the citrus trees in our garden. The bluebirds represent a spirit that watches over me. I used acrylic paint on the 18″x22″ black paper. Then outlined each element in white gelly roll ink (still love that stuff). It has a batik like appearance. You can click on the photo to see it in detail.A new method to explore.

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3 thoughts on “Citrus on black paper

  1. You really hit it with the batik description– and I really love the 'non-bottle' colors. I have 'rebottled' some of my own mixes when I mix a color that I like– (I wish there was a formula for what colors just 'click'!) Really nice piece– has a feel that's both electric and meditative at the same time!

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