Ghost Slugs (for Mary Heilmann)

October 24, 2011

Still sitting down an hour a day just to look at Heilmann’s work currently and one of the things she does I love is overpaints a dark color with a translucent lighter color.  It looks wrong and perfect at the same time.  So I tried the same thing, painting white over blue, but it’s just not the same with acrylic on paper and I got results I like more fooling around in Photoshop.

And here’s a bonus slug, made stealing the way sometimes Heilmann’s colors look inserted into the painting rather than emerging from it.  Red and blue still seem to be the colors that work the best for me, both separately and together; not sure why.

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