The progression of a piece

This painting has been a thorn in my side for the past month. Unsure of where it wants to go, it has undergone various different stages.

 

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Promising start. Watercolor blocked in by acrylic  

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Still holding together, acrylic slowly enveloping the watercolor

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The introduction of oil. No turning back now, unfortunately  

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Oil has hooded our characters. Thought this was a good idea at the time

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Current stage. Getting away from the hoods. Instead I opted for a blizzard of paint. 

I have two more sessions with this piece before I consider it DOA. 

Fresh Starts

This piece came out frustration of the original painting underneath. It was so ugly I quickly had to cover it up. One of the luxuries of experience is to not beat a dead horse or knowing when to move on. When I was a younger artist I’d try to revive many a painting, when the proper move was to start a new.  

 

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I’m not sure where this one is going, but it feels good to apply confident strokes and letting the piece dictate where it wants to go.

New series- Star birth inspired

I started the first piece below with only colors and style in mind. As it progressed it started to remind me of the cosmos, so I pushed it in that direction.  

A Star is Born I  Acrylic on canvas 60” x 40”    SAS instiute collection

A Star is Born I

Acrylic on canvas 60” x 40”  

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Clouds of hydrogen tower above the surface of a molecular cloud on the edge of the Carina nebula. (NASA)

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A Star is Born II

Acrylic on canvas 60” x 40”  

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Hubble Space Telescope captured an iridescent tapestry of star birth in a neighboring galaxy. (NASA)