Saturday, May 24, 2014

Color Play

Moving from "serious" art in oils in my last post to my more intuitive and whimsical art with acrylics. It's interesting to me how divided the two mediums are for me in terms of looks and how I work with them.
Acrylics lend themselves to working fast as the drying time is so wonderfully short. Plus, they are great for working in layers.
This painting has one layer where I just saturated the whole clapboard with water and dripped acrylic inks in various places. You'd think they'd mix and create a dull brown, but they didn't.
Consequently, the colors are vibrant and gorgeous!
And at the very end I suddenly saw the figure of a woman hiding in the painting like an apparition. I outlined her very faintly. Can you see her?
In the Land of Color
Acrylics on 5 x7 in. clapboard

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With lots of love from my colorful heart to yours,

Silke

3 comments:

Laura said...

This is so beautiful! I love how the woman appeared. Have a wonderful day!
blessings
~*~

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It's beautiful and the colours are wonderful.
Yes, I see the woman who looks to me like a Japanese geisha with the black hair and kimono.
Is that what you see too?!

Rein said...

Traumhaft schön!