I am trying out some new color combinations and pushing myself outside my comfort zone. I shouldn’t do all of my paintings in blue and green =). I used a technique called negative paintings where you start with a painted under-layer and then cover much of it up with a simplifying top layer. I drew some doodles and Zentangles on the base layers before covering them up with paint. I also added collage paper elements blending it all together. The first one is purple with reds and oranges. “Suspended Gravity”. Mixed media on panel. 12″ x 12″.
Here’s a closeup :
I also created a companion piece using orange with blue and green. “Floating Skyward”. Mixed media on panel. 12″ x 12″.
You can see the under-drawing detail in the closeup.