21 March 2020

Krista Akimbo

Krista Akimbo
17" x 14", oil on Bristol board, 2020

I tried some extensive palette knife painting on this one to give it a bright, reflected-sunlight glow behind the figure. It turned out okay, but made me change my mind about the colour of the sky (which began as a gradient from blue at the top to very light blue at the horizon) – you can see the swerve in the video below. In the end, I like the hazy, summer-day-approaching-sunset look.

I scratched out the word balloon and heart with the back end of a paint brush (as I have been doing for my "m2" signature for a few years, now.

Here's a time lapse video of this painting's creation:

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