Doing It Over
What a crazy day!!! So I was staring at the yellow painting yesterday and the piece just wasn't sitting well with me. It wasn't the color. It wasn't the composition. It wasn't the orientation. I think it was just the sheer size and how overwhelming the color and composition both were in relation to the size of the canvas. The room in which I'm hanging it is a relatively large room thats very well lit but I'm already painting the walls in a moody and dark color. To contrast it, I wanted to paint a yellow piece. But since the canvas is so large, I think that all the factors at play are going to make it overwhelming and unsettling. Here is what the piece looked like in the afternoon yesterday.
Since the image is out of context, it looks more attractive because it is difficult to imagine it measuring 6x6 feet. After much thought, I decided to cover it with white paint and rethink the colors and composition. I decided to use the largest flat brush I have so I could cover it quickly. When I stepped back to stare at it, the painting just looked complete. I love how you can see the colors from underneath the white coat. That just changed my approach and I reapplied the white with more aggressive brush strokes to create movement and texture. Here is what the piece looks like now and I photoshopped it into another interior setting, which isn't to scale, to view what it would look like against the dark blue wall that its going to hang on. Take a look!
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