Tag Archives: pushing the image

Recreating a new

Several years ago  ago I created a seascape painting of a sunset I experienced in Montenegro, I was never completely happy with it and so decided to put it away and re visit it when I felt ready to do so

The original painting

Seascape v 1

Seascape v 1

I  have recently returned to the piece , deciding that I needed to make it more vibrant in color,  contrast, tone and depth .

Using the original as a under painting  has allowed me to create a greater depth of color and a much more vibrant piece. I still have a little more to do before it is completed however I am now much more happier with it now.

Seascape 2a

Linework leaves based theme experimenting with the image

painting leaves design linework
Leaves design colored line work

I often enjoy starting with a previous design and then pushing the design that bit further ,examples if this can be seen the following images.

Using the  jungle play painting as a starting point I created a section of the image tracing over the image, I then used pencil and pen to  mirror the sectioned area and then let my imagination fill in the gaps.

My second piece develops this idea  further  creating a new image that takes the work in a new direction . Both paintings can be viewed on my paintings page