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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Paintings: Wolf and Nebula

I have made some additions to the wolf painting.
from this:

to this:

This third pic shows the addition of a third colour--green. I'm not sure if I like it yet. There is some more definition I want to add, but I don't want to do too much as I'm concerned it might negate the freshness of it and the feeling of the painting growing out of those initial paint smears. What do you think?

Shirley began her Nebula Experiment:

Then I added a little:
with another 'planet' and some warmer colours...

This painting is a bit more realistic in nature and execution than the Wolf, but I want to soften edges a bit and capture a more mysterious and ethereal look. I think I may need to darken the background and create vapours of noxious gases, stars, and hint at the abstract. The dilemma is how best to go about doing that. So, I'm thinking about it, and trying to conquer that 'fear factor'.
What would you do? Add some acrylic white to create those gases? Wink out sections of the planets to soften the hard edge look and push them back into the darkness? Add acrylic metallic paints for some glimmer?

I hope you have fun experimenting with new ideas today.
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz


  1. Suztats,
    The wolf one is telling a story. Ok now there's a man first he had just his sheld. Then in the next picture he has that plus a spear like he's hunting the wolf. Which is cool in all ways.
    As for the planets, I'm not saying a word on what to do. Cause I would hate to cause something that messed it up. But I still love them both!

  2. Hey, Bsotf, I hadn't seen that in the wolf painting! I have seen something a little different which I was thinking of developing. Hmmm, now I'm thinking of other possibilities. Thanks. Glad you like the paintings! Hugs

  3. Suz wonderful wolf painting, I especially like the first, because the eyes are darker and it makes the wolf more mysterious.

  4. Great paintings. I love wolves. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  5. You know, Anni, I think you are right about the eyes, and I may go back to darker ones. Seeing the different stages together gives me a better sense of what works, and what doesn't. Like that green. It's going. Thanks, and hugs

  6. Thanks for your visit and nice comment, Sandy. I shall try not to ruin my 'wolf'. Hugs

  7. Hey Suz... What a great job! Adds so much more, and you know what, I see the man too! Hugs.

  8. Thanks, Heather! I did try to put in a figure, but I guess it's not painted very clearly. I shall have to define it a bit more, I think. Thanks for your positive comments. I appreciate them. Hugs

  9. I love this - the wolf is so amazing! It looks like a story board for a Disney movie or something - so cool. Way to go with being so creative!!

  10. I'm so pleased you like it, Jillayne. I've been working on abstract beginnings for some of my paintings to help me get away from my representational bent. It sure makes things interesting! Hugs

  11. wow..nice post..really great art..i love the concept...



  12. Thanks, Badloi! It's a fun way to get past that white paper syndrome. Thanks for visiting.

  13. Nice job, dude! You are a pundit of your craft and i hope, you will give us a pleasure to see some of your new works. Keep it up!


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