This area with the wording is going to get hazed over with a fairly thick wash, so it will be subdued in the final piece. I already have plans to reuse this image in a carved frame for another piece I'm working on called Bro Kin. It's rare that I have anything that resembles 'a plan', but this time I actually do.....maybe. You can read about Bro Kin in an earlier post by clicking HERE.
.....and haze layer (c'mon, you knew it was coming)......
With some brownish-black outlines to accentuate the relief shapes.
I need to go in and give the relief shapes more attention/paint so they visually pop out. The warm colors on top of cooler tones was not visually working as well as I had hoped. Time for something slightly different.
Two nuggets for consideration:
Nugget 1. In my previous POST about painting Los Reyes, I was doing some color mixing of yellow and cadmium red on a palette. My brush wasn't nearly as clean as I thought, so I had to get rid of the first brush load of paint because it was contaminated with a brownish-green sludge. So I grabbed a 'idea starter' canvas that had been lying around for over a year, and smeared all of the contaminated paint on the canvas to get it out of the brush.
The takeaway from all of that exhaustive brush cleaning was that I am way more intrigued about working with whatever this 'idea starter' piece/thing is. A reasonable person's takeaway lesson probably would have been they need to take better care of their brushes/equipment. But as a wise man once told me, "Nobody learns their lesson....".
Nugget 2. I have mentioned a couple times now about the upcoming show In/ConFLUENCE at Quad City Arts. What I haven't mentioned is that I'm going to be showing with my long-time friend and former mentor, Phil Laber. He's a force of nature in the studio. I will give y'all a sneak peek of one of his pieces here.
Pretty cool stuff. Anyway Phil's and my opening is for In/ConFLUENCE is Friday December 8th at Quad City Arts (It's part of GalleryHop!).