Tuesday, November 4, 2014

For The Sake Of It

A while back I decided that I wanted to try my hand at Triptych style painting.  Typically a Triptych is a work of art that is usually divided across three separate sections; a multi-panel work of art.  From the Middle Ages onward they were done upon a much grander scale and with very definitive themes.  For my project I was thinking more in terms of creating this painting on a much much smaller scale and as accent pieces for possibly a guest bedroom or somewhere in the home where a bold splash of color and texture would be appropriate.  In my case, I would be styling this after the colors of the southwest.

I usually start with my inspiration. With this project it was a picture of painted pottery that I found online. I selected my canvases and then went about choosing the base pigments to mix into my desired colors.  I then began to ‘wash’ the panels with my base colors and then ‘cut in’ with the bolder colors of accent. 
 
 

 
 

This process I accomplished all while sitting on the floor.  I’ve never been a real ‘tabletop’ artist.  Nor do I like to stand for long periods of time. With most if not all of my abstract work, I am either sitting cross-legged or kneeling on the floor and putting my full essence into the work.  It is only when I begin to add the depth work and texturing do I transfer the canvas to a tabletop easel and have a seat.
 

 
 
I adore how this project turned out and have just the right place in mind for them!  I am really inspired to try more Triptych style paintings and most definitely on a larger scale.

Here's to doing what you love for the sake of it! SL

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