As you no doubt have read, I have taken leave from V&V in order to concentrate on my art and to explore new ideas. In the short time that I've been away, I've experimented with different medium, trying my hand at painting. I recently finished a canvas working with "gouache" (pronounced gwash), painting with opaque colors ground with water and mixed with a gum preparation. It allows for a range of effects from saturated, vibrant, color to thin, pale, and watery.
I originally began the painting as an abstract sunrise, but nearly finishing it, I turned the canvas upside down to more comfortably complete the lower portion and saw a totally different view of the work.
The image to the left is the original view of
the painting...the untitled sunrise.
The image below is the one I finally decided on and titled it, "Moon Floating on a Rainbow Sea" by Parker Kagan-Kaufman
I'm looking forward to exploring this medium further. I've found it a very easy palette to work with,
The painting is 24 x 30 inches completed 11/2013.
There has been mixed reaction to which way the painting looks best. What do you think? I invite you to comment with your take on it.
I will have more new work and links to my website and artist page on Facebook in the post following this one.