January 27, 2021

Floral Layers, Relocate To Abstraction

We have a lot of tools to aid us develop obscurity. Photos can be controlled in the electronic camera as well as, in software application and also, in the printer. After publishing a photo I occasionally overprint it with another but, different photo. I anticipate an unpleasant, nearly illegible outcome. I look into that result to see if I could locate a new idea. This procedure is not the like layering photos in Photoshop. Instead, this is painting over a currently existing photo. The results are darker and also denser. The opportunities for discovery are increased. It’s exactly how I found the photo in instance 1.

Example 1. Spring Stream, oil on aluminum,

A similar procedure knows to painters and printmakers. Printmakers continue to “go down” extra layers onto their image as they quest for a richer experience. Painters can likewise start by developing layers. Some are translucent as well as others semi-obscuring. Next I peel off away some of the included layers to reveal brand-new patterns inflected with old spots. I urge the image to obtain denser. This newly enriched photo offers new narrative opportunities.

The copying endeavor to show you this process. Beginning with one idea, possibly produced from pictures or split pictures. After that, adhere to the paint. See where chasing styles of light, shade as well as vibrant activity will lead you.

I start with a photo of roadside daffodils (example 2). I adjusted the image through layering, cloning and also other effects to see if I can make more attractive obscurities loaded with boosting motion as well as increasing contrasts.

Instance 2. Roadside Daffodils, photo,

Next off, I start with compositional questions like exactly how will I gather and organize forms (example 3). Then, I try to create a combined feeling of activity while I develop interconnecting complexity amongst the shapes (example 4). Lastly, I go after further simplification as well as unity through glazing, rhythmic pattern as well as unified activity (instance 5).