Notebook

Notbook is an informal collection of ideas, paintings and photographs revealing the creative process of contemporary artist Chris Page. 

Small Sky Painting—March 2016

Small painting   acrylic on paper   18 x 24 inches  ©2016 Chris Page

Small painting   acrylic on paper   18 x 24 inches  ©2016 Chris Page

Small Sky Painting was created by over-painting an earlier painting. I am interested in the gap between cloud banks where the orange ground of the sky is revealed. The challenge is how to contend with the inherent figure ground problem of the atmospheric ground. The original soft orange of the ground made for a good chromatic contrast to the gestures using Payne's grey of the top layer. To see some other example of the appearance of this kind of sky gap check out the next entry Dark and Light Stripes.