Monday, August 20, 2012

BEGINNINGS


When you pour a background for a painting, you may not know what you're going to do with it - what it will eventually become.  I don't often "see" what's there when I see an abstracted bunch of colors and shapes like some people do.  This one isn't talking to me.  I just used the 3 primaries, yellow, blue, red; without any preconceived notion of what I might draw over it. 

What do you see?



I flipped it to see if it made more sense to me like this.  I think it seems more like a landscape now, but I still don't "see" anything.

It's an odd trick of the eyes and the camera that the same Scarlet Lake color looks cool against the blue and warm against the green.




16 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

I am with you Rhonda - some people can see great shapes from pouring. I generally do not. If I pour I draw shapes and then paint negatively. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not (LOL)! Maybe I just lack imagination. Love the colors you have poured. Take care and God Bless.

jgr said...

Hi Rhonda,
This piece is looking good so far, I like the 'energy' of the colors.

Mick Carney said...

Fascinating technique. I'd hesitate to say what I see, it's your piece, maybe living with it for a bit a world may emerge that moves you. Give it time.

renate said...

Hello Rhonda:) The pouring you did looks beautiful already!
In the first one I saw a blue sky with some grassland and a lot of trees on both sides.
In the second one I saw a pond with a loth of trees hanging over. Have much fun with it:)

Sharon Whitley said...

I can actually see some sort of bird in the first flapping its wings - can't usually see things though!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I see some small unknown figures sitting and cooperating in the flopped version. It is funny how my head grinds looking for the images...
I wonder how you manage this painting.

Carol Blackburn said...

Hmmm, it a bit like fireworks. Does that evoke any images for you?

Heather said...

I see trees and sky in the first one and actually prefer that version a little more but they are both FABULOUS! Awesome technique!

Linda Young said...

I see a Caribbean beachscene with palm trees and warm tones coming through the trees on the right side from a setting sun. The sky is a wonderful shade of blue.

Maybe I got carried away?

CrimsonLeaves said...

It is like finding shapes in the clouds! I see a fruit loop bird in the top piece! Fun so fire!

RH Carpenter said...

I'm enjoying reading all the things you all are seeing in this pour :) Wish I was so imaginative!!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

I see water and waves. I know, boring. Maybe don't try to see anything in it. Select a still live (pears?) and just go for it. Can't wait to see what happens.

Congratulations on your blog award. I liked the 5 things you said. Now that I know you can sing the blues I may have to schedule a trip to visit.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Beautiful colors!! I think I may see something in the flipped version but I'd have to hang it on the wall and live with it a bit. Fun!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol and Pam :) Unfortunately, that piece is in the "round file" after trying a portrait on top - what was I thinking?? ha ha

Linda Young said...

Rhonda, less intensity in the pour and high values could give you a beautiful beginning to a portrait or still life as Carol said.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Linda. It was too intense in color, I think - for a pour, I should have left it really pale. Oh,well, it's in the round file now! ha ha Some you win, some you lose.