Thursday, August 20, 2009

Start swimming

I'm working on paintings having to do with swimmers and swimming related stuff.. A former competitive swimmer myself, it seems a natural habitat... In fact, apart from being on a mountainside, I love nothing more than being in the water.

The top picture's final result was an accident. I ruined the water originally (doesn't everyone at some point?) and was determined not to lose the swimmers. So I cut them out and redid the background using fluid acrylic for a stronger statement. Then I pasted the original racers on. It's titled (since I'm new to blogging I didn't get the sequence correct for adding a title before posting another image) "Into the Blue 1"

The second one, "Ladies-in-Waiting 1", is a combination of watercolor and fluid acrylic.