Friday, May 22, 2009

"Approaching Mars" by Marina Petro

"Approaching Mars"
24"x 36"
Original oil on stretched canvas
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I experimented a bit with this painting. First the background was painted in with a transparent gold ochre along with the darker indigo color which was applied primarily with a little solvent as the medium. Then I crumbled a paper towel and began blotting it. Afterward, while the background was still wet I painted in the clouds with white which picked up the underlying colors. I like the result and will probably try this again at some point. I'm thinking about making the planet a brighter shade of red. What do you think? Any comments?

Today's Quotation: "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Begin it now.

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