Progression

I love to photograph my progression of making a painting come to life. Especially the ones I don’t have a starting plan for. Often it involves completely painting over what I had, and other times it is just a build…with foundation colours and marks, that decide the direction.

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I add, I take away. Building up layers of colour and texture, and marks. Until it feels right.

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Until it speaks to me, and gives me an idea as to what it wants to say…

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Colour transforms the piece. I love bright, and happy colours, and my paintings usually take a joyful direction because of this. I also love defining shapes out of the bottom layers, painting around them to make them stand out, and giving them a surprise uniqueness, over just painting them on.

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Birds and flowers make me happy, as do layers of luscious colour! 🙂

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I especially love the freedom of expression doing an intuitive mixed media piece. Deciding as I go along. Of adding texture and collage elements of words and images, to further the story.

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Finally, it feels right. It is playful. It tells a story. It conveys a “presence of wonder”….. 😀

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“Presence of Wonder” ©WJD 2018

 

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