Thursday, August 2, 2012
ESPRIT painting #2 Gent, Belgium
This is the second painting I made for the ESPRIT store in Gent. It's going to hang in a big wallcloset next to the escalators. I wanted to give everything a sweet, comfortable feeling with loose lines and transparent butterflies.
I worked with a lot of thin Liquitex acrylic paint layers. It gives everything more depth I think.
I just wanted to give it a graphic touch by putting some graphic straight lines here and there.
On top of the acrylic paint I smoothen everything out with oilpaint. I only did this with the first 2 paintings because it dries quicker and I freestyled the sketch right onto the canvas. So if I wanted to change things I could do that easily.
The white outline are drawn with a posca marker.
This painting was a real challenge, because I had chosen for a light brown/beige background colour and little flowers, but it just didn't look how I wanted it to be. It wasn't as fresh as the first one, so I decided to change almost everything! They say "sometimes you have to kill your darlings" but this wasn't my darling...at all.
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