Here I present my efforts produced in a previous month along with selected commentaries originally published on my Facebook page and Instagram stream. These are my immediate reactions and thought processes right after finishing a painting.
Complete gallery of works painted in the month of April can be found at the end of this post. All works are available upon request.
Today I wanted to do something much more simple, open, flat and delicate. I used a very limited palette and a 2 inch synthetic brush for those crisp edges. I did very little layering in order to keep my washes clean.
Exploring color. Two colors, three hues. Great fun!
Trying something a little different today. Adjusted my value pattern and used only analogous colors. Not sure it works as is but I will definitely go at it again tomorrow after a bit more thought.
Today I set out to paint a single idea and I executed it precisely as intended. The only issue I have encountered is that the Alizarin Crimson I used instead of Permanent Rose – which I ran out of – is not as high chroma as I required. The contrast therefore is not as pronounced as I planned. Otherwise I’m happy with the result.
It feels so good to be back at my painting table again after several days of illness. Painting refreshes me and energizes both body and mind.
My interest today was mainly in color. Nearly all colors used were high chroma hues mixed with white only.
I have made a slight adjustment to my shapes but that was not an improvement. There’s one more thing I’d like to try in the next one. The previous painting was overall a better painting. The directions were more dramatic and the interaction of positive and negative was more pleasing.