Abstract Painting Process-Part 4

Abstract Painting Process-Part 4

In Part 4 of this continuing video series I continue to add middle value color, add transitions at my centers of interest and continue developing my shapes and colors.

In the previous video, Part 3, I began laying in the dominate color along the edges of the dark value shapes. (You can view Part 1 Here and Part 2 Here).

I want to emphasize that this painting is painted wet into wet and none of the paint is allowed to dry. It is not a layered painting with dry layers over dry layers - I don't paint like that - never have, never will.

In this video I begin adding more of my dominant color - green - to completely cover the white paper. I can't adequately judge the values until the white of the substrate is completely covered. I also concentrate adding middle value color adjacent to my centers of interest, then adding blended transitions between them. This assures that my centers of interest don't look like they are cut-out, but seamlessly integrated into the painting. These transitions between color and value is a critical skill to master so that the viewer's eye can move through the painting uninterrupted.

I continue to add color, and adjust colors, values and shapes and edges as I go. Painting in this spontaneous manner with no pre-planning requires lots of adjustments all throughout the process. That's also what makes it so much fun!

If you're interested in attending a workshop with me in 2018, check out my list of upcoming workshops: (You can view a list of 2018 workshops HERE)

As always, thanks so much for your support


P.S. If you are interested in learning abstract painting with a dose of design fundamentals, you should join Abstract Painting Academy:

Abstract Painting Academy is the next best thing to a live workshop. You can learn more about the program by Clicking HERE.