Sittin’ by the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. I don’t know where I’m goin’ but I hope I know it when I get there. Thinking about how love never works out. But I guess that’s the way it goes And how this story ends, only heaven knows.
Andie MacDowell – Michael
Last night Mingus went from hot caramel to glowing ember red. The sky was not going to be outdone.
My continuing fascination with color. Above is the untouched original. Below I increased the vibrancy in Photoshop and flipped the image. I like the stronger colors, but it feels slightly top-heavy to me.
I never would have guessed, how much I enjoy this color. Yellow ochre. I live with it daily. The huge canvas hanging, that is still waiting to become a painting. The small side table that needs more layers to become a pretty “wood” finish. The duvet. It’s warm. Soothing.
Children see magic because they look for it. Christopher Moore
Today was an abstract day. Abstracts with a palette knife. I worked on four small pieces, 5 x 7 Heavy Yupo, 144lb. I really like the heavy Yupo. It does not buckle, even under thick layers of acrylic. I did not tape the sheet down, but it did not warp. Very nice!
I’m still undecided about this one. So much so, that I took to cropping it in Photoshop. The colors are muted, maybe that is what bothers me. Not sure. I do really like the colors. Happy for the practice,
think it would help to use a thick medium with the color. These are craft paints, and some a thicker than others. I need MORE palette knife practice. I like the 2nd and 4th images best. What do you think?