Thanks to my friends at 4th Dimension studio, I now have enough space to work on a number of floor paintings at once!
Which means not only can I go back to doing layer-paintings with acrylic washes, which really have to be done laying down, but I can do a bunch of them at once.
Best of all I get to work alongside a bunch of other talented people.
The new round of paintings are darker than the old ones, but they also incorporate a wider range of colors. Of course all these are unfinished, so it has yet to be seen whether they will brighten up with the final layers.
Also in the lineup are a new round of drizzle paintings and some mod-podge paintings, which, are a little different from my usual style in that they use mod-podge as a semiopaque additive which is a good way of spreading that pigment around while giving your painting some extra depth. Mod-podge tends to turn white if exposed to high levels of humidity so it is important to properly seal these paintings.
On the one hand these new paintings are a departure from the more traditional style I had to return to when I was working on the daylight boat scenes last month. they are less controlled and significantly darker, but they also look much more balanced in my opinion, only because I have more practice with this method.
Check back soon for more updates, I need to finish these quickly and start a whole new round of work in anticipation of Arts and Crafts.