Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lavender Sway 4, Alla prima

"Lavender Sway 4"
8 x 10 inches
acrylic on hardboard


This is my second painting in this new blue series. I just finished up a limited palette challenge in greens, so now I want to play around with blues. In this analogous painting I have used Blue-violet, Blue, and Blue-green with black and white for varying the values. This is similar to one I did called "Lavender Sway 3" It had more red-violets and some butterflies.
This is alla prima: fast and fun, lots of thick paint all applied in one session, so the colors mix wet-in-wet. It has a painterly, loose look to it.
I really like the abstract quality of the shapes and rhythm in this painting, as well as the cool temperature of the blue tones.

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