Sunday, January 22, 2006

Painting w/ Lipstick

Sennelier oil pastels are, as I said yesterday, kick ass. They truly are so soft and luscious that they seem almost an extension of my hand. The warmth of my hand, fingers, softens and blends so easily I find myself doing a quick sketch then "finger painting" for the rest of the painting until I need some more color. Then a few more dashes with the stick and more smearing. Lovely. This morning I had a revelation that I can do color exercises w/ any content. Damn, I wonder why these "ah-has" which are SO SIMPLE need to keep coming back and slapping me upside the head? I know I've thought this before, many times probably, but here it is again to maybe nudge me away from the landscape and see what else I can do with color.

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