WIP: Revisiting Rembrandt

Yellow really makes me happy! When the kids left I picked up my fattest palette knife and just went crazy with this new piece. #wip #acrylic #painting #women #yellow

Yellow really makes me happy! When the kids left I picked up my fattest palette knife and just went crazy with this new piece.

#wip #acrylic #painting #women #yellow

It's happening more or more these days that the title of a piece comes to me in the middle of painting it.

It’s happening more or more these days that the title of a piece comes to me in the middle of painting it. I think it helps complete the work or bring it to where it should go. Photo is from a trip with two of my dearest friends some years back…and even if one of them is not in the picture (he took it), he still is very much part of this poignant moment of friendship.

Friends
Acrylic on tarpaulin
24×36 inches
Work in progress

Retiring it for the day. Excited to pick it up again with fresh eyes tomorrow. ????

#wip #acrylic #painting #women #yellow #friends #friendship

Started this with the intention of sticking to the Dutch palette of browns, reds, yellows and black. I even put my Rembrandt drawing next to it for inspiration...but what kept showing up were blues, greens and grays. I realize I'm still wishywashy when it comes to shadows and darks! Got to work on allowing the darkness to come and set in, in order to bring out the light. Will be interesting to see how this turns out. ????#figurative #painting #acrylic #women #rembrandt #wip

Started this with the intention of sticking to the Dutch palette of browns, reds, yellows and black. I even put my Rembrandt drawing next to it for inspiration…but what kept showing up were blues, greens and grays. I realize I’m still wishywashy when it comes to shadows and darks! Got to work on allowing the darkness to come and set in, in order to bring out the light. Will be interesting to see how this turns out. ????

#figurative #painting #acrylic #women #rembrandt #wip