With this new piece comes new challenges. Before I began the painting, I set aside a handful of paints, and decided that I wanted to work with just those colors and not lean on some of my favorite hues for support and comfort. This has almost driven me mad. Although the palette is enjoyable and I have a feeling that I'm moving in the right direction, I catch myself wanting to add that Cadmium Orange or Coral, or darker blues so badly. Here is a detail shot and a shot of the entire canvas. Wish me luck!
After almost a week of struggling with the new painting, she's finally done! Orange has become such a safe color for me and it bothers me slightly since I do want to fight it and try newer palettes. The Prussian was another color I reached out to for comfort but mixing the lavender and peach was what defined the painting for me. Here is what she looks like. Titled: The Beginning and the End.
The past month or so has been so hectic. I just moved into a new house and the move really got the best of me for over 2 weeks. It was a strange experience to see a place I called home slowly become a foreign space. I remember the last time I visited the apartment to collect a few things, I could hear an echo that made me feel so strange.
I just finished setting up my studio in the new house and gave a 30in square canvas a shot today after so long. I don't think I've used lilac in such a long time and there's something about this orange that I can't get out of my head. I definitely want to add more drama and I would like to work a little more on composition but I like where its going so far. Here's where it stands right now.