This one started as a Gerhard Richteresque painting ( http://lanitanaka.blogspot.com/2011/10/4-new-paintings-started-painting-two.html ), then I added a bicycle and the Old Holland green rectangle. Then there were a couple of stages that were just too painful to document. At one point I even put a drawing of a nude in it. So, I set this painting aside and forgot about it. Now it is back and getting better.
|AFTER with new title, "Bike Abstraction" 20"x20" oil on canvas|
The painting of “Sabu” really got me into glazing and working almost in a watercolor technique, so I added a red glaze and an ochre glaze to "Moto Beast". I like it much better. The glazes really enriched the color.
|BEFORE "Moto Beast" 30"x30 oil on canvas|
|AFTER "Moto Beast"|