Here's another biggie that I painted in tandem with the last piece I posted about.
It's 48 x 48 inches, and I had a lot of fun with the paint on this one.
|First couple layers were put on diagonally.|
The color was too much like the other one (I did use much of the same paint at the same time), so I covered it in a black wash and did some major sanding to reveal the texture.
|Here I was trying out colors and thought about going with orange. Nope.|
|The top third took me a few days to finish, and I largely cut all the orzos by hand.|
|Night of Rioting Women, 48 x 48, 2018|
"The midnight reeled with laughter of rioting women and men,
Sleek waiters tiptoed after and brimmed the glasses again,
Till the night was blare of ragtime and red with lust and pain.
For this is the brood of the cities, elegant, debonair,
Men with the scars of license and women with shoulders bare--
But I have swung in the saddle and swallowed the prairie air."
From "A Challenge to Youth" by Willard Wattles, 1916