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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Luminescence" painting

"Luminescence" painting

This is a re-worked painting.  The original version seemed to have too much warmth, so I added more cool colors, both dark and light.  The result is very different.

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Edifice, Fog" image

"Edifice, Fog"

The speeding cars and traffic lights are added below. More layers of glazes applied in the sky and fog, to make the colors pop out more dramatically.  Comments? Interpretations?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

"Edifice in Fog," image

"Edifice in Fog"

Still a work in progress, I'm building up the fog effects, with wisps going everywhere.  Eventually, the dark band at the bottom will have brilliant touches of color, to suggest the motion of traffic.  Sky is tranquil and airy; earth is racing along in motion.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Edifice" evolving (image)

"Edifice" evolving

Today in the studio, I added more glazes to the original glazes.  I'm going back and forth between playing with the dots, and applying richer and richer layers of glazes to the other areas.  The drama of the painting is building.