My new painting will be called "Poxflower" after the knobby flower which dominates it. This is a fantasy flower cobbled from bits of two real flowers. I am using the light coral background on the Ampersand claybord I mentioned yesterday. (Session 1 was creating the background.)
Here I've blocked in the main areas with a thin layer of color over white. This is not the palette I usually use (I tend to like cooler colors) so I may struggle a bit but that's OK. What is creation without a bit of struggle?
This is an 11x14" panel. I know. I promised that I would work larger - and I will - but the Ampersand claybord is new for me and I tend to make my experiments smaller. So far it's a bit more difficult to paint on than canvas or gessobord because, strangely, the paint both wants to soak in and smear if it isn't dry but I can see that once I get a few coats on it could be wonderful for work with fine detail. In the future, though, I will probably stick to gessobord.
Here is the pencil sketch. Right now the upper left is blank. I haven't decided what to put at the top yet.
Stay tuned amigos.