Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another Scratcher Progression...

Original painting sanded, scraped and scratched

New painting "Red on Monday"
5 x 7" oil on Gessobord
On this reworking I took one of my early scratcher paintings that was pretty colorless.  I liked the texture, but I wanted to experiment more with the color and brushstrokes. Learning from Sunday's post about less is more I kept alot of the scratching in the apples.  Decided also to lighten the background instead of going dark.  Although I've added lots of cool colors to the background, the warmth of the old painting shows through (in real life).

I've learned a ton from reworking paintings.  I highly recommend it...don't just fiddle with it, scrape it, scratch it, sand it and do something unexpected.

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