Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Hope of Memory

 

280“Memory’s Hope”

Acrylic on 8”x8” Canvas

Copyright 2010 Valerie Jones

 

I have titled this piece “Memory’s Hope” in respect to those individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  The disease affects millions of people each year.  Not only does it affect the individual with the disease but it also affects families and those caring for the person.  You will be hearing more about Alzheimer’s from me in the future.

This piece is my favorite of the four in this series.  I layered this piece with many light washes of color.  The initial washes were very thin with quite a bit of water.  I wanted the shadow colors to run and blend with the lighter colors.  I thickened the paint once I had established the values.   I liked the washing technique the best.  The paint dried quickly, but not before the blending took place.  When I applied thick layers, the paint dried before the blending could happen.  There are about 4 to 5 layers of paint washed onto each petal. 

I’ll let you compare.

Orange Slush“Orange Slush”

Acrylic on 8”x8” canvas

Copyright 2010 Valerie Jones

First one in the series.  This was created using thick layers.

 

PinkPassion2Pink Passion”

Acrylic on 8”x8” Canvas

Copyright 2010 Valerie Jones

Second one in the series.  This was created using light layers of wash on the petals.  The green center has thicker layers.

 

Luscious LemonLuscious Lemon”

Acrylic on 8”x8” Canvas

Copyright 2010 Valerie Jones

Third one in the series.  I created this one using both light layers and thick layers.  Yellow is very light, so I thickened up the layers at the end.  I also used white for the highlights.  I found this different because I am used to using the white of the paper for highlights.  Usually not the case in acrylic.

What’s your vote?  Which one do you like best?  I had a lot of fun painting these and have a few other painting ideas floating around in my brain.

1 comment:

Anne Kehn said...

Your works are really amazing!