Texture. Texture. Texture.
Say that word enough times
and it begins to sound just ridiculous.
But - I picked out a canvas that I had gessoed long ago
and either had some thick gesso left over
a thick acrylic medium of some kind
that I dripped and dropped on the canvas.
It left a nice texture.
I have oodles of "to paint" photos on my computer,
so I found a nice flower photo that I thought might work
on this textured canvas.
The following are a few pics of my painting process.
For the composition, I used a photo I took at my Mom's house.
(The flower pot b&w on the iPad shows in the photo above.)
Not sure what I had in mind when I put a greenish underpainting with
some purple and blue smears of paint on the canvas ...
but along with the texture, it makes a good underpainting now.
You can see the drippy texture
under those first drawing brushstrokes.
It doesn't look very nice at this stage.
About a third of the way done.
|Red Flower Pots oil on canvas 8 x 8 inches|