Sunday, April 19, 2009

Robert Burridge - Small Study

I teach a series of workshops titled "Loosen Up" - Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting, Loosen Up your Landscapes, etc. Everybody wants to loosen up and stay loose as an approach to painting! In my studio and workshops, I create the challenge of staying loose by painting quickly, yet purposefully. The small floral study above is 10"x10" acrylic on paper, painted with a large brush and paper towels. The paper was toned overall in orange - negative shape painting created the flowers. You can see some orange peeking out all over the painting.
I work on six of these at a time. After two "passes" of laying down color and shapes, I will come back in and add sketchy detail.

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