I’ve been wanting to paint this for such a long time… It’s from a photo I took by the lake in Queenstown NZ
This artist paints detailed black and white portraits onto his hand, and quickly, before the paint dries, makes a beautiful print.
So I am still trying to get this one right. I think it is getting there, but it still need at least one more glaze.
So I’ve been playing around with texture. I did an extremely lean underpainting.
Then I mixed pumice and medium with lots of pigment and plastered it on pretty thickly.
I rubbed it back with a rag and let it dry thoroughly.
It was looking very flat and lifeless, so yesterday I whacked on thick, milky paint and highlighted the rough and smooth contrasts.
Joanna Logue is my favourite contemporary artist.
Really, really beautiful paintings, subtle and evocative.
I’m feeling really productive in my VU studio space…
Lots of inspiration and brand new paintings.
Here’s a fresh one! Only tiny: 8 x10. It’s a contender for my Linden Postcards Exhibition entry.