Just by getting out and painting everyday, I have broken through the block I was feeling a couple of weeks ago. I produced two nice realistic pieces, one loose, quick figure study and continued into a more abstract creation yesterday. My inspiration for this piece was a green, one pint berry box and 11 pound of blueberries my husband and I picked on Saturday.
I started with a white shape, and pulled out a couple of collage sources.
Next I started a background, keeping in mind the round shapes of the blueberries.
I continued to add color and more circles to the background.
Then I added the basket and berries.
Here's the piece with color added by the mouth atomizer.
Now the collage pieces have been glued on.
Red, White, and Blueberries 14 x 21
Just before leaving the studio tonight, I taped on a few pieces of black paper. I would use black acrylic paint to make permanent marks. Now I have to decide whether I like the additional black or will I leave it with only the reds and blues. I'll sleep on it and take a second look tomorrow morning.