Pouring paint is a fun technique where the painting goes really fast because you literally pour on the pigment! However, there is a lot of drawing and filling in with masking fluid… which means major thinking and planning ahead. This painting shows some of my learning process, including finding out that my blue paint would granulate, but not reliably! Compare the right side with the left: the right granulated with the red while the left did not.
I find flowers difficult to paint. They’re soft and exact all at the same time. They are naturally random in their groupings yet composition is terribly important in a floral work. In this painting, the colourful, wet in wet background inspired some slap dash haste, but my major trepidation so came from those graceful translucent anemones.