Day 66

Shadows

Medium + Method: Acrylic. Brush. Canvas paper.

The Backstory: Continuing with Shadow Generator 2.0, I am now focusing on simple negative space studies with an eye towards generating composites.

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Day 64

Process, Shadows

Medium + Method: Acrylic. Brush. Canvas paper. Toothpick. Chisel.

The Backstory: I was eager to try the paint-scraping technique using Shadow Generator 2.0, which means I can generate more complex and larger shadows. Unfortunately, the paint dries so quickly (even with ample retarder) as to undermine the beauty of this technique. I will need to either use different paint (i.e., oils) or reserve this technique for small spaces (yes, dear Reader, I went a bit beyond the 4×4 constraints today; call it artistic license).

Day 63: painting with shadows and photographing with paint

Process, Shadows

Medium + Method: Acrylic. Brush. Canvas paper.

The Backstory: Today I tried out “Shadow Generator 2.0” for the first time (see pic below). As usual, whenever I switch to a new method, there is a setback. Painting against the wall is a challenge (read: aching muscles and lack of control). As with other techniques, I must employ patience to get this one right, and I’m excited to test the limits of the shadow generator – I feel like I’m painting with shadows and photographing with paint.

Shadow Generator 2.0

Day 62: One of those days

Out of sorts, Shadows

Medium + Method: Acrylic. Brush. Sharpie. Canvas board.

The Backstory: Do you ever have one of those days where everything is a bit out of sorts? Today, I had no desire to paint, which is okay because the 4×4 Challenge is about filling the canvas every single day with something. That something is normally paint, but today I filled it with lines and words written in ink.