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Beginning New Pair of Tall Paintings

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

I painted the background on these tall paintings in a similar manner to the previous pair.  First I put the canvas on the easel sideways and drew lines in white, black, yellow and blue.  While the lines were still wet, I brushed over them with water, blending the colors but still leaving the lines showing. 

When that background was dry, I turned the canvases to vertical and executed the same process, this time leaving out the black and adding alizarin crimson.  I found that sometimes when I use black in the final stage, it can make the background too dark. 

Now I have two canvases with backgrounds, ready to go.


  Canvas #129, 10" x 48" acrylic on canvas.

  Canvas #130, 10" x 48" acrylic on canvas

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