Top to bottom: 1. old garish painting from my big stack of old garish paintings. 2. simple drawing of basic shapes over old painting 3. Adding the black & flesh 4. Adding more black 5. covering up more orange with white & black and "impressionist" greens 6. Final painting, Celeste Bergin, Woman reading, "Illustre" after Edouard Manet, 2010, Oil on 12 x 12 stretched canvas.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Painting over an old painting.....again
The painting I used to "paint-over" was a 2005 plein air of a lilac bush (below). I can't explain what I was thinking with that orange background...was I tripping on acid? Well, the orange made painting-over easy, because everything showed up really well on it. The paint-over is a copy of Edouard Manet's painting "Illustre". I love how Manet used black..he used a lot of black! Painting with black is delicious fun. I will do it again (but I promise to leave the cad orange in a drawer forever).