|3 urban-scape starts - works in progress|
Of course It's exciting when something 'sings' that I hadn't expected, but equally exasperating when I choose a palette that doesn't fit the mood I want! (like I said ...it's all a bit of an experiment)
That is what happened with the larger work in progress that I worked on yesterday, and it's why I have chosen to leave it to dry before I can work into it again. I had wanted morning light in the painting, but had chosen Indian yellow as my main yellow...I have learned now that Indian yellow just is never going to give me a colour that equates to morning light, no matter what I mix it with! sheesh! It reads as evening or late afternoon whenever I use it, and consequently the mood of the piece that I'm working on isn't working. I couldn't see that yesterday, but I knew it this morning when I went back into the studio. Funny how that happens! It's like being blind or something while working on it. At least it feels good recognizing what the problem is now...which hopefully gives me the opportunity to pull it together.