A Collaborative Painting by Richard and Michele Bledsoe: Taking Form
The collaboration continued. We very quickly determined the needed dynamic. We are opposites in so many ways.
Michele worked on the painting for much longer periods of time than I did. She is a meticulous, slow painter. She laid out her drawing in detail on the canvas, in raw umber, using tiny brushes.
I worked fast, laying in big areas, keeping the drawing loose and crude at first. I introduced color right away, covering over my drawing to build up new layers, using big harsh bristle brushes.
Yes, we are opposites in so many ways. We balance each other. To make this work in the form of a painting is an exciting part of this project.
It’s all a base coat, for now
Read the series – STUDIO: Collaborative Painting with Richard and Michele-Part 1