Saturday, November 27, 2010

Finished Work: The Deep (brush only)

I added kosher salt, let dry, removed that, reapplied paint in some areas that were too light, then laid plastic wrap into wet paint. After that dried, lifted it off and did the spiky fish top right, bottom right one, the upper middle red small koi. Then far left fish with his mouth open and lastly the big guy in foreground. All developed using a brush, NO PENCIL, negative painting. I tried to lose edges, put darks next to lights, etc. No photo refs either. I re-wet top left and added salt again for texture. Lastly I splattered paint for bubbles as if underwater. Look closely you can see coral reef sticking up in the foreground. I'm sure it is full of mistakes but it sure was fun being creative and not copying photos for a change; this is real art folks!

4 comments:

devotedmomof7 said...

WOW! Super finish, Kay. I saw the pour post first and was eager to see the completion. It looks great.

Sandra said...

This looks so much FUN!!! Very creative. I love it! And how free it must feel to have no pencil and no photo either :0D

Carolyn said...

love love it!

Kay Smith said...

Thanks so much!