Watching Barbara do her demos has driven home the fact that every inch of the canvas does not necessarily need to be covered with paint. So, I’ve been trying to loosen up a bit as I paint.
It’s very difficult at first because you feel that by adding paint you are exerting control over the final product. But in doing that you lose a lot of the mystery and magic that can make a painting sing.
Note: This painting was done as part of a class I take with Barbara Jaenicke. The photo, composition and direction on this piece was from Barbara as a part of the class.