Monday, April 8, 2019
When the brush bristles first hit the slick surface of the aluminum panel, they tend to fan out and produce a hairy line. This is not good, because it says the wrong things to the eye about what's going on. Water is smooth, liquid, undulating, flowy; nothing hairy about it. So I'm doing my best to keep those strokes clean and believable. Some of what I'm painting now is freestyle, because it's impossible to follow exactly the permutations of the water. In other places I'm consciously aware of the way the flow of water suggests currents, or the shape of the body.
Coming Of Age In The Year 2018, © 2019, work in progress (click on image for larger view)