Sunday, September 13, 2009

So, Who is the Real Me?


'Guest' done in mixed media (24x30") was started by pouring paints in shades of red, yellow and blue. Then various shapes were isolated or added with a pen. The saved areas of white were used to paint features of a face. I then used crayons, acrylics and watercolors to embellish the different elements. Finally I used gouache to tame some of the colors and bring coherence to the painting. On the whole, as I unnerving as I found it, I also in a way, really enjoyed the process of building a painting on the go, rather than having a finished concept in my mind and working towards it. I named it 'Guest' as I felt I had put aside my usual way of working and thinking and paint as if someone else was doing the work.

5 comments:

Kathy Staicer said...

How exciting to create a painting as you go and it came out very exciting!!! Good work Meera.

kripa said...

I just love your colour combinations!

meera said...

Thanks Kathy and Kripa. As I had mentioned it was one of those times when I was filled both trepidation and excitement as I tried something different.

malini said...

Very neat and clever!

meera said...

Thank you Malini, I really appreciate your visits and comments :)

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