I was asked to create a new set of paintings based off a previous painting of mine that had already sold. They asked for two brightly color, graphic paintings of stylized vines that could hang together. I thought it would be fun to show you how I create the first of these two new paintings, step by step.
Step 1: I started with an outline sketch to get an idea of the placement for the vines.
Step 2: Then, I covered a 24″ x 24″ cradled birch panel with gesso, added a pale yellow base color and some loose drippy light blue paint for energy. Next, I cut out some intricate designs in paper, painted one of them dark blue, and glued them to the painting surface to add some interesting texture. I will post the remaining steps through out this week. Thanks for following along.