Today’s experiment is derivative of yesterday’s. In fact, it began as a canvas to test a blue-yellow combination. Sometimes blue and yellow pigments combine to give a muddy appearance (see Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green). I like the abstract feel of this portrait. It reminds me of my father. But it also struck another […]
One of the books from which I expect to derive inspiration is Paul Klee: Irony at Work by Angela Lampe and Michael Baumgartner. It is from 2016, but new to me. Here it is on my bed.
I began with a shadow green circle, hoping to be inspired to form a character ala Joan Miró or Paul Klee. Somehow I ended up with a vase and flowers. I liked experimenting with alternating the reds and greens in the foreground and background.
I’ve always wanted to paint with oil colors. Hopefully, this year I will be able to paint a canvas or two. I have added oil paints in my last few compositions (Pink – de Kooning-inspired, Pink No. 2, Departure), mainly for the opaque quality of the white. It served its purpose in those paintings. Below, I painted blocks of […]