here we go! I need to look at this at greater length to see if it is done- I am close.
This painting is based on some photography and jello making I did last summer. I got some large prints made from Walgreens.
I think of this painting as a color theory exercise. My palette was very limited. I used cadmium yellow, cadmium red, phythlo green (blue shade) and white. It reminds of the 2 color palette I have my students do in Art 102.
I also used gloss medium for the glass and matte medium for the background. I want to try and replicate the actual textures of the glass and fabric as much as possible. Since I work so photographically, one of the things I ponder in my studio is why these images need to be a painting. Paint can treat surfaces very different than a photo. The pigment load in my beloved Golden acrylic paint has a saturation level that photography just can't replicate. I don't think every photo should be a painting- in many cases it should not. However, I think if you use paint in a deliberate manner, some photographs warrant a painting.