My Painting Process.....I've mentioned before I paint with three primary colors...red, blue, and yellow. These colors, when blending, will create beautiful purples, oranges, and greens.
I work with a reference photo which I will turn into a black and white so I can view the values better. My technique uses four values, white being one of them. I'll sketch out my subject and prepare my paints. In this painting I've decided to paint in my dark values first.
Here's a larger photo so you can see the blending of values.
There... finished up by adding the light values being careful to leave the white value shapes.
This technique creates an abstracted realism look. Beautiful shapes and distinct values. I find my paintings show much better on the wall with a bit of distance between you and the painting. Up close its colorful with fun shapes. Look at the next completed and framed photo.
There you have it! A perfect sized colorful dahlia for that wall space!
I made this look really easy.
This 6 inch by 9inch painting probably took me 4 hours to completion. A 22 inch by 30 inch painting may take me 30+ hours to complete. Lovin' every minute of it too!
I've been working on more ideas to write about and there are so many good ones I'm not sure which will come next. Stay tuned, my friends!
Many of the paintings I have been showing are available through prints on my website and some originals are still available too. Contact me if you are interested to view or would like more information on pricing.
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Hi...I'm Patrice... an acrylic painter who writes, and enjoys sharing how I create and think.