A Bit Less Slack

26 Apr

Pat 2

That’s two days running now that I’ve picked up paintbrushes and got to work on some canvas. I did some more work on the head of my subject and the flowers in the background. I am using Liquitex Heavy Body translucent / transparent acrylics, thinned with water to build up overlaid glazes. It’s been a bit more interesting today, I let myself go a bit and enjoyed making patterns in the paint and I feel a bit less slack. Not a patch on woodcutting though ;D

4 Responses to “A Bit Less Slack”

  1. anna warren portfolio April 30, 2019 at 05:54 #

    Love this painting, it has great power, and somehow still has a printmakers touch in it. (Just noticed I am echoing the above comment!)

    • Rosie Scribblah April 30, 2019 at 10:26 #

      Thanks Anna. I’m getting to grips with it, I have another clutch of unfinished paintings from the same series, so maybe I’ll get round to finishing them all off.

  2. kestrelart April 28, 2019 at 10:25 #

    Did I once read you saying you can’t paint or you find it hard to get to grips with. Maybe false memory. Anyway I think this is a brilliant piece, one of your most striking images. Perhaps you bring a printmaker’s knack to the brush.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 30, 2019 at 10:25 #

      Thanks Neil. I originally wanted to be a painter when I did my Foundation course at 18, but I couldn’t get into a painting degree course – my work was apparently old-fashioned and unfinished – so I switched to printmaking and have hardly painted since. Thanks for your kind comments – I’ll persevere and see if I can get past the rejections from art colleges all those years ago.

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