Friday, June 7, 2013

Azure Angel by Leada Wood, Texas Artist

Azure Angel by Leada Wood, Copyright 2013 or

This is another in my cruciform series, so much left to explore! This one really took a twist as I kept seeing a blue angel or figure in it so that is where I let the painting take me. This is what I like about painting begin and the process starts... you never know where you will end up until you get there!

I never thought from this beginning that it would turn into a figurative painting. I put lots of texture and collage and threw in some graphic lines. Nothing in mind except to do another cruciform painting...exploration. Again a horizontal beginning turned into a vertical format.

This is where I started seeing a figure. I changed directions and made it into the painting at the Azure Angel. I hope you enjoy seeing a little of the process and reading about the journey. I'm glad you stopped by!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Southwest Cross by Leada Wood, Texas Artist


I have been working in a series exploring the cruciform. This is one of my finished explorations and it is 11x15 on illustration board. I started by laying in some collage papers with them extending off all four edges as show below. I then added lots of texture and glazes of paint.

As you can see it came through different stages before the final stage. I thought at first it would be a horizontal format but kept going until I liked the vertical format better, as shown below. I tried to bring it together using the blue and other colors but it just didn't come together until I changed directions entirely. I used a different color palette and started knocking it back until I came to the finished piece, as shown at the top.

That is the wonderful thing about abstracts  you never know where they will take is about the process...the journey...the exploration.

Thanks for dropping by!