I've started to clean up my painting area and came across an 8 x 8 canvas panel. don't know when or why I got it so I decided to use my found treasure this morning.
I feel like doing a quick slam-bam-thank ya type of painting with a combination of palette knife - big brush and fan brush. Real quick - wet into wet with all the spontaneity of a hyper-active kid who just downed 3 dark chocolate candy bars!! :>)
My aim is to use this as a lesson for myself with new techniques and processes. As most of you know, I most always put the BG in last - what can I say --- that's me!
Well, today I'm going to put part of the BG in first. I've decided to do a painting titled:
"A Cluster of Sycamores"
Why?????? I guess because I can - besides which next to aspen trees I like the sycamores best. Soooooooo off we -- ( I ) go!!!!
First - in goes the sky - this is normal procedure for me - however the next step is not normal for me
What I'm doing now is painting in the BG which will consist of distant brush-bushes-trees. In the process of doing this, I will be painting around the shapes of the "TO-BE SYCAMORE TRUNKS"
Soooooo in this case it really does not matter if I paint around the shapes of the tree trunks - OR - paint the BG around the painted tree trunks. Either way I've got to paint around something. See those vertical white spaces??? These will become sycamore trunks!
We have tree trunks!!! It's like magic!!!
Notice how visually the BG moved back and the tree trunks came forward?