I'm getting ready to go on a wonderful camping vacation, which means I need to concentrate right now in the Luna Fiber studios, under-painting some new cradled wood canvases to feature compositions completed in torn paper collage. The under-paintings ride along in the camper, waiting for me to apply the finish paper work in the outdoors of beautiful wooded locations. Each piece is a little different--here I'm doing a piece which is loose and fast and just suggests the final painting.
Before I work in the subject matter, I use big bold strokes of the brush to create the outdoor background: Sky with clouds, branches with wispy leaves, birds with feathery bodies. This joyful time is accomplished with a wide flat brush--no need for detail marks yet.
"Wildflowers" -under-painting. Sometimes I like the painting so well I consider not papering over. I'm always glad when I do, though. Stay tuned for how "Wildflowers", "Lilacs" and the newest bovine come along!