The Painting of "Alive Again"
I hope you enjoy watching this painting videos as much as I did making it! The colors and the music really get me going.
I start this piece with some Payne's Gray (looks like black) to create my darkest values. I then add various colors and values of red and green for a simple complementary color combination. I always tell myself to keep the color selections simple for greater visual effect.
I experiment as I go, mixing the reds and greens together to get various warm and cool grays. I don't have a plan, I just go where the composition and colors take me. There is a constant back and forth conversation between artist and canvas, as it should be when one is painting in the moment.
If you'd like to learn to paint with spontaneity and freshness, check out my list of upcoming workshops: (You can view a list of 2018 workshops HERE)
- November 7-9, 2017 Spring Island, SC. To register contact Pam Brickell by email: email@example.com or phone: 843-987-3403.
- November 11-12, 2017 Art of the Carolinas, sponsored by Jerry's Artarama, Raleigh, NC. Go to: www.artofthecarolinas.com to register.
- November 17-19, 2017 Donna Downey Studios, Huntersville, NC. To register contact Bill Downey: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: www.donnadowney.com.
As always, thanks so much for your support!
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