Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reds and Greens

"Reds and Greens", 12 x 10 In, Oil on Panel
Still working with warms and cools as they relate to light and shadow, I wanted to make this painting more abstract. There are more than two colors in the painting, but it is basically a simplified palette with more or less complementary colors with white.

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  1. Kathryn,
    Beautiful colors. Really like the shadow that goes up the wall behind the left pottery. Love that white piece. Your strokes are wonderfully loose yet precise. I want that:)

  2. Nice thick paint. I like the shadows.

  3. D--- Kathryn, you have so much patience. My attention span is so short that I have to jump all over the place in subject matter.
    I admire your diligence. These paintings are great and I love to see your color variations and stroke work.
    Maybe you should paint a little puppy today.

  4. Thanks for your comments! Carol--in a way its not actually patience--its a way of reducing variables to I can forge ahead without so much anxiety. (Such as what on earth am I going to paint today?) When I want to learn something, I have a tendency to focus on that one thing--in this case color and temperature rather than subject matter. But I notice a kind of bell curve in the excitement and attention I can give to it--and after about 7-10 days focusing on one aspect of painting I tend to come to where I started and I can't remember what I am doing or why. At that point, psychologically, it is time for a shift in focus and starting again at the beginning--of something. So after posting a couple more of these from yesterday and today, I'm going on to the next PRK DVD (or something else). I did paint a couple of Chinese dogs back in March or April and I really enjoyed it! I was practicing Peggi's lesson of laying down the paint from a loaded brush and leaving it there. That's something I definitely want to experiment with again.