One of the 30 in 30 artists introduced me to the art of Andrew Faulkner. Completely slipped my mind who, but I thank you! I had in mind for today doing an 8 x 8 abstract, with the colors you see above. Pure abstract. Non-representational. Then I saw his work, and next I saw Mingus in these colors. So there you go. There I went.
Painted mostly with a palette knife. I might rework the sky. That turquoise is far too green. And the foreground is definitely out. Had no idea there. Just trying colors. I’m not going to put in grass or anything like that. Thinking, just a slight variation in the front hill color. Suggestions are more than welcome and highly regarded 🙂
Painted until two in the morning. All I came up with was crud. Finally I just let it go, and went to bed. Below is my first attempt. Yuck.
The orange in the sky is a mistake. I laid down that color first intending to go in a different direction. Thought it might resemble fading light so I left it. But it just looks dirty to me. The dark hills are slightly darker in person. There is no dotted outline in the middle of the left ridge. Layered like a Oreo cookie. To neatly stacked. See. Yuck.
So then I thought cropping it might do the trick. Nope.
Next I grabbed a scrap, and played with oil pastels. Yup. More proof I should just call it a night.
Lots of painting going on yesterday. On to Day Eleven! #177 on the challenge page today.