I began work on a new abstract painting today, continuing with my experimental approach. First I made broad sweeps with a palette knife using titanium white, parchment, and burnt umber. Then, while the paint was still wet, I drew lines in white and pthalo blue.
Next, after cleaning my palette knife thoroughly, I used cadmium orange to make several sweeping marks on top of the paint already there. This took a bit of delicacy in order not to make total mush. I did the same with aqua, after again cleaning the knife.
I drew more lines with the white and blue. Then I used the edge of my palette knife to scrape off sections of paint, which revealed the colors underneath, blending them as I scraped. In my last step, I emphasized some of these shapes with white and blue lines.
by Lynne Taetzsch