Day 68: Oops

Process, Shadows

Medium + Method: Acrylic. Brush. Canvas paper.

The Backstory: I made a mistake. I started painting negative space with red, and I got carried away and crossed into the shadow. So I ran with it, covering the entire 4×4 with paint. Afterwards, I painted the negative space with dark blue. The colors really pop! As usual, my “oops” moment results in a new discovery.

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).