Mantled Epoch is cut from the same paper as the previous post. I am glad I stuck with this set of abstracts, always a little worrying to rely on one's design sense, but I do love that 'angst' in my art.
I began (after I had cut the full sheet in half as with my previous painting) by turning the remaining 'demo' image upside down.
As I worked by blocking in some hefty darks, I rotated every few minutes, and kept doing that till I settled on a pleasing composition.
Just by rotating the piece as I progressed, I saw so many opportunities evolve. Each rotation looked so different, and the focus became a different area of the painting.
I had a hard time, as with my previous post, to finally decide which rotation pleased me the most.
Eventually it was this one.
See the process of my thinking below, remember I had no reference with any of these abstracts, I just 'went with the flow' so to speak (pun intended).
This piece is 13" x 19" unframed
It is a pastel on red Sennelier paper.
$350 plus S/H
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See the stages of this painting below..
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