Yesterday, I was working on a new piece measuring 24x36 in and the goal in mind was to focus on a strong palette and brush work. I'm trying to work with minimal brush strokes so I can make each stroke count. I feel that will lead to a stronger composition and will help me understand my own work and thought process better. I also wanted to change my palette a little and move away from an array of colors to a wide range of hues within the same color: from its darkest to its lightest point. I'm not I succeeded at achieving what I wanted to do just yet but am definitely on the right path.
The highlight of the day, however, was this absolutely STUNNING color I tried for the first time. Its called Permanent Maroon and its by Golden paints. At its darkest point, it looks like a rich burgundy. Its mid range is similar to a dusty rose and the lightest point is a mauvey pink. Just take a look at this 10x10 in color study I did with leftover paint. It rocked my world and I think there is an entire series of color studies coming up :D