|5 x 7 Oil on Gessobord "Combo"|
Painting progression shown below..this is the finished painting
No, it's not the finished painting, see blog post on 12/8/12
I thought those of you who have wondered how these "scratching" paintings start might be interested to see how "Combo" started. I'm still experimenting and they all don't start this way. Sometimes I take an old painting that is tired and not one of my best, sand it with a sanding block and then paint and scratch into the wet paint. Sometimes I paint directly on to a white Gessobord and then scratch into the wet paint.
It's not an entirely successful painting and I will be trying it again with some of the lessons I learned along the way. Each step has some qualities about it that I like, but again...less is more.