I've come to realize that the times when I have all the supplies at my disposal, I have a tendency to carry on doing what I am doing because there is this awesome rhythm I find and I keep trying to build on that. So if I'm experimenting with a certain medium or surface or idea, I keep pushing them to their limits until I feel like I'm satisfied with what I've achieved. Then there are other times, when a key ingredient just isn't available. Usually these ingredients are external. For example, I'm almost finished with my gold paint and none of the art stores have any more in stock. With a quarter can remaining, I'm becoming super stingy with what I have left. That left me in such a mood yesterday because that rhythm was just broken. But its in moments like these, where I end up pushing myself to exploring new ideas and trying different things.
For a while now, I've been thinking about trying to work with darker colors and allowing them to take over more of the canvas. Just for the sake of trying something I haven't tried before and seeing what it does. I had an abandoned painting sitting in the corner of the studio. Its a decent size: 30x40in and I knew I had to get back to try to fix it at some point. I want at least three quarters of this canvas to be covered in my beloved Payne's Gray and there is this stunning Rose Gold that I haven't used much that I want to apply to this piece. Maybe a little copper along with a few other warm colors? I'll find out today. Here she is as of now looking fun but mysterious.