Today I added the final touches to my newest painting, “Swish.” As I have mentioned before, the final brush strokes are so small quantitatively, yet are huge in a qualitative sense. They can change a painting from so-so to a knock-out! (Visit post https://cheriisgreenfineart.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/more-works-in-progress-2/
to see the beginning process of this painting.)
This painting employs some avant guarde techniques, including a double pour with hard-edge masking. These linear shapes contrast well with the curvy shapes and lines in the horses’ bodies and the featured tail. The sky was splattered, not washed, from the red and blue side of my triad. As I finished the darks, I added French ultramarine blue and just a touch of burnt sienna to achieve some saturated darks to pull this composition together.