9 x 12
Pastel on Art Spectrum Leaf Green
Last week was easy painting. Two paintings that I felt really good about in a short space of time. Today - a difficult painting day. The first went in the trash. The second is what you see now. I struggled with this painting. Good vibrant pinks are hard to come by. I usually go to my Richeson Pinks as they are the most vibrant - even more vibrant than some of the Ludwigs. I struggled getting the violet/blue tones in the pinks. I finally just decided to have fun, and just paint...and then it happens. Let go of expectations, let go of resentments...and then you find the gift. Painting often mimics life.
|The sketch on Leaf Green Art Spectrum|
|The initial pallette|
I later remembered my Richeson pinks
|Paintings always look pretty "dressed up"|