I posted about this green I was struggling with for the past couple of days, and even yesterday, it just didn't seem to work. Maybe it was my reluctancy to work with jewel tones. For some reason, they just don't work in my head. The Emerald green was stunning, but I couldn't bring myself to make it work with any other color on that canvas. So I decided to break my heart and cover the painting with a coat of white. All those hours, days and paint gone out the window. I started fresh with a palette I'm more comfortable with: neutrals.
What I did differently this time was instead of a single focal point on the canvas, I decided to create a textured surface which called for attention in different areas. There was no sudden drama in a specific area of the canvas, and there was a balance in the movement. It definitely relaxed me and kept the stress away but I think I'm ready to head back to my crazy colors and challenge myself once again. Here's what the piece looks like in situ