Green is a color that still haunts me till date. I've always struggled with placement and usage of that color and for years, I've tried to overcome it and own it in my artwork. Never been successful though. I can't think of a single painting where I've been able to voluntarily give it space on my canvas. There have been several instances where I've started with a lot of conviction and decided that this would be the piece where I would work with that color no matter how much I dislike it.
Yesterday, I started a similar piece and at the end of the first day, I just wanted to throw the canvas out the window. There could be an additional reason: not only did I choose to create a green piece but also the canvas that I selected was a 40 inch circle. I've never worked on a round canvas before and the size is pretty big too so that made it more difficult with the additional surface area.
For the base, I picked a dark green with a yellow hue, which almost looks like Hooker Green but maybe slightly lighter in shade. I sat back and admired the color for a while before I tried working into it and resented it every second. One of the things I did wrong was try to mix the warm and cool. It just confused the composition. My sister told me not to give up last night and work back into it. How long can I run away from it? I'm so determined to do what I want to do with this painting. It needs to be dark, and moody with pops of color. And mainly, it needs to be green. Here's the canvas right now. Hopefully, the piece will take a turn.