Paintblog – September 6

Greetings and felicitations.  Hip hip hoorah. Tally ho!

When we last left the paintblog world, we had a painting that looked like this:

Fair enough, it was just starting to take shape.  And so, why not push it into a somewhat better shape?

The inner droplet looked a bit too bright for me, so I painted a bunch of stuff in, then decided I liked that less, and darkened it up more. Didn’t take any interim pix, sorry about that, but you know, omelets and eggs.

Of course, that’s a bit too dark, so I took out some small brushes and put in dabs of color.  At present, the painting looks like this–

One of the things that I like about the original droplet is that the randomness of the various colors inside actually works really well–it looks like it’s reflecting something “off camera” as it were, something we can’t quite see.  And I’m trying to shore that impression up with the shadow droplet.  Obviously, being half-hidden by leaf, it can’t be quite as “obvious” as the main droplet, but I’d like it to contribute.

Which means I’m not quite done with the inner droplet.  The problem I face for the moment is that dark greens and blues tend to take a long time to dry, so anything I might add now would be a blend and not a stand-alone highlight.  So, I just have to give it more time.  But I do have to confess I like where this is going.  I don’t know where it’s going, and it may end up in someplace boring, but at least it’s SOMETHING.  SOMETHING I can point to and say, “Well, I did that.”

There’s not a lot these days where I can do that.  So I scramble to gather accomplishments, as any scavenger, any scavenger worth the name, does.  And perhaps, who knows…

Anyway, that is the state of things.  As always, I appreciate your visits.  Thank you!

5 thoughts on “Paintblog – September 6

  1. I also like how the “reflection” in the water droplet is indistinct. I have decided that it is an amphitheater with milling people around it. Wait, is this a Schrodinger’s Cat situation? Will my observation affect the outcome?

  2. Observations are always welcome, and sometimes they do affect where I go with a work. But that’s a good thing, believe you me. Besides, I don’t tend to go into a panic unless someone says “I see a bunny rabbit! There’s a bunny rabbit right there!” Then it’s panic time.

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