So today was not that great a painting day.
I messed up a painting because I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to pursue the ultra simplistic style I did a few days ago, or this more abstract style that I’ve gotten really into. I guess I’m not really ready to settle to one style after all.
So after I realised I’d messed this one up I went on with it anyway (it doesn’t happen often but sometimes I’m stubborn for no good reason), I added more paint, tried making areas darker, added a bit more splashes (that always adds oomph to a piece) but it all managed to look out of place somehow, so I tried making more paint run down the page, still didn’t work (I thought it just looked messy). I also added gauche to try make the colours more solid/opaque and that kinda helped (surprisingly).
Finally I darkened the background and added doodles and outlines with both a black ink pen and white gel pen. (sorry I didn’t take progress shots but I didn’t have time for that :/)
If I learnt anything though its that I really don’t enjoy adding too many colours in one painting. If I wasn’t sure before now I really am.
The odd thing though is somehow I like it, messed up as it is.