Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Reverse Painting: The Bathers

Reverse painting, as I call it, (some would say 'backwards') begins just like 'blotchilism' with the canvas painted black. Painting proceeds from the front to the background. In this case, the figures were painted in first and the sky last. Black is reserved around each of the elements in the painting. Strange, I know, but it achieves a pasted cut-out effect that would not be produced otherwise.

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