I hope everyone enjoyed their Superbowl Sunday. That Patriots comeback and Falcons meltdown was definitely one for the ages.
My plan Sunday was to go to the Mt. Dora Arts Festival. I got up early on Sunday and got involved in this painting. The original idea came from a real picture posted on Instagram. It caught my attention because it was a black and white. I decided to make my painted version of it with touches of blue values.
I kept my palette to a minimum using only black, white, pthalo blue, and a touch of pthalo green. The canvas was an 8 x 10. My idea was to start with a smaller painting, then take the idea and work it onto a bigger canvas.
The latter version I wanted to make more subdued, with a dreamy like feel and mood. I did expand the palette a bit, adding purplish hues. I mixed pthalo blue and alizarin crimson for the purple values.
The result was what I was going for. I had some really cool jazz music playing and it got me into this "free" broken stroke zone. That's when I added the flecks for an atmospheric feel.
I still want to do another version going for a full hypnotic theme. I'll shoot for that later this week.
By the way, I never did make it to Mount Dora... Oh well.
Have a great week.