- choose 3 colours from a palette of 6 (warm red, yellow-green, yellow-orange, warm grey, turquoise and light violet)
- use only 3 rectilinear shapes, including the background
This time, I took a few more liberties with materials. I used mostly acrylic paint, but also some watercolour crayons, oil paint sticks and oil pastel to add scribbly texture.
|mottled turquoise offset by flat matte of red|
|scribbled oil pastel on acrylic base,|
distressed red paint under the violet
|Can you see the drips of red paint?|
|Original yellow-orange background|
overpainted with violet,
leaving interesting orange edge around red shape
By mounting the painted heavy-weight paper onto birchwood boxes and painting the edges with matte black paint, I think I achieved a nice presentation. Everything was varnished to protect and preserve the work. Here's a photo of ten of the colour studies placed on the wall:
This exercise has given me some valuable experience with handling acrylic paint, and that will stand me in good stead for a five-day acrylic workshop coming up in September.