Tuesday, July 6, 2010
July 4th Weekend Fractured Glass #3 Marathon Report #5
Huzzah!! All of the triangles have color. Every single one. Some are light; some are dark; but every single triangle in this 22x33-inch painting has color.
Today I will begin the 4th step in the Life of A Nanoscape: painting the outlines for each shape. Line by line, shape by shape, triangle by triangle.
Rapidograph pens and black India Ink to create the tiniest imaginable lines, but the outline effect was visible within just 10-inches of each painting. I switched out first to Winsor Newton Sepia and then to Daniel Smith Sepia watercolor for the outlines, and then decided that those gray-ish-brown-ish tones weren't the most helpful for the nano designs. Not that the sepias deadened the nanos, they just didn't enhance them.
Since then, I have used Daniel Smith's very dark greens, purples and blues. Decision time today.