Back to Black
It's been years since I've picked up black for any sort of application in my artwork. I think its been a decade to be precise. When I was working on my series titled Dreamcatcher in 2008, I remember being terrified of color and black used to be my safety net. I'd turn to it for a lot of things: line work, drama, and contrast to name a few. Over the years, I started to confront my fear of color and began to learn how to place them on a surface side-by-side. Once that process had begun, I started to let go of black as a color and looking back, I can't believe how long its been since I unconsciously abandoned it altogether. I remember trying to create my own black or the darkest hue on my canvas by mixing tirelessly. The process is what I enjoyed the most and I let that color slip away. If I were to be honest, getting carried away and pushing something out entirely probably wasn't the best option. I think I should learn to balance things out a little more. Anyhow, here's what I did with it today. Titled 'U-Turn' I used watercolor, markers and oil pastels. It's something very close to my heart and I don't thin I want to see this one go. Ever.