Friday, June 4, 2010
After finishing two commissions where it was hugely important that the painting look exactly like the person, I had a real need today to cut loose. I love painting all prima more than anything...alla prima means doing the piece in one setting and painting wet paint on top of the already wet paint you just put down. It's a similar method to the way I painted in watercolor. I love going loose and juicy with the paint and had wanted to do a gray cityscape with yellow lights for a while now. I guess it felt right painting a rainy scene today too since its pouring cats and dogs out right now. The artist is never the same exact person two days in a row so her paintings shouldn't be either.