I took a quick shot of the painting Releasing while it was in process. Inserting it into Sketchbook Pro I laid in a version of green I was considering.
I have created works that I’ve shown you here using a program called Sketchbook Pro on an I-Pad. A studio mate of my buddy Dan in Southern California uses the program to help him figure out color combinations when he is at home and away from the studio. I decided to put the tool to use doing the same when I recently was trying to figure out what color to paint the background for the work Releasing.
The red you see is actually the original under-painting. I wanted to make sure I kept it in mind when figuring out what color to layer over it.
Trying yet another version…
I thought maybe a darker blue, or tennebristic effect could be interesting.
And the final painting:
The final piece Releasing 14″x11″ oil on wooden panel (A quick studio shot of the painting) You can see I chose to go with the lighter blue. I felt it added a “lightness” and breath to the work. (This figure should look familiar as there is an earlier blog post in which his sculptural version is featured.)