Saturday, January 7, 2012
Arabesque Painting in Progress
This morning I woke up far too early for a Saturday morning--at 5:00 a.m. (Trust me, it was not on purpose.) But that early rise made it possible for me to go quietly to my loft and start a painting.
I told you that I was stuck on the image of the tree that looked like a ballet dancer. That is the image that I have decided to paint. I was inspired by the recent paintings of my friend Lucile and chose coloured paper (Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel paper). I have used a combination of gouache and watercolour. This is a real departure for me--choosing a coloured background, using gouache. What is happening to me? The new year is clearly shaking things up in my head and that is good.