30 Day Painting Challenge: Day 5

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30 Day Painting Challenge: Day 5

After I paint­ed “Bright Flow­ers Against Blue,” I decid­ed to go in the oppo­site direc­tion and cre­ate a much more sub­dued and cool back­ground and table in my new still life series. I want­ed to see how those ele­ments would make the warm yellow/orange and magen­ta flow­ers stand out. What a delight­ful sur­prise to see “Still Life, Sub­dued” come into being.

Col­or is so evoca­tive; it cre­ates such a strong res­o­nance and response in the psy­che. I actu­al­ly found myself “falling into” the mood of these col­ors. My strokes became soft­er; my heart rate actu­al­ly slowed down, and my state of mind of was med­i­ta­tive. Fas­ci­nat­ing. I’m glad I’m pur­su­ing this direc­tion fur­ther. I think there’ll be a lot to say about it when I look back and see if any themes and style emerge.

What col­ors evoke strong respons­es in you? Why? I’d love to hear–and learn from–your com­ments.


By |2017-03-02T20:20:57+00:00January 5th, 2015|30 Paintings in 30 Days, Floral, Paintings, Still Life|0 Comments

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