Yesterday was such a nice day. I had the opportunity to paint at the Hooper's Studio in Hampton with some really great folks. This is the kick off weekend for their Small Works Show and they invited a number of us to participate.
I worked on a demo poured painting piece. The first photo is the painting with all the layers of masking compound still on.
The finished painting is below. As this was a demo, I had to take some "short cuts" to try to get it done in a day. Typically I prefer to pour one colour in a session. For this piece I had to pour two and sometimes three colours in one session. I liked the way the colours mingled on the wet paper but the paler washes were a bit overwhelmed by the deeper and/or brighter shades. I also had to use the hair dryer to speed up the mask and pours. Week. I never like to use a hairdryer with masking. Oh well.
Once I removed the mask I went in and enhance the painting with a few strategic washes and a bit of detail brushwork. Overall I am quite happy with the outcome. This is an 8 x 10 Painting matted in an archival mat and in a cello envelope. It is available on my web site.