image size 15" x 18" approx
I wanted to do a redo of the last piece. The colors were not me. In fact, I have made some questionable color choices lately which I guess is all part of experimenting to figure out what you like and what you want to say. I learned a little bit more about my tolerance level for combining paper and texture. I also enjoyed mixing my colors once again from the primaries. I can make a neutral like nobody's business! Very happy I learned how to do this along the way. There is a real challenge in trying to find just the right balance of dominant color and chroma (saturation). I really enjoy it, I admit. And I was surprised about the choice of that blue color. I had a green color on my mind but nothing I tried seemed to work. For me, that blue was the ticket.
This week has been hectic. We had our HVAC unit replaced and so the past two days have been stressful because of needing to sequester our indoor cats. The company truck was also parked directly next to my studio window and the unit itself is directly over my studio. It's all a good thing though because while it has been unseasonably cool here, it is getting ready to be very warm. People live here with no air conditioning. I know from my time in our last home though that 100+ temps with no air is incredibly uncomfortable. So, while the installation was stress inducing, I am grateful for the new unit.
I have some poetry and writing in my sketchbook this week to share. The first is a poem by William Stafford, called Cutting Loose. The second is a quote from writer Diane Ackerman, included in the blog post of Parker Palmer, also a writer. I found both things to be uplifting and wanted to pass that along.
Hope everyone has had a good week. Thanks for reading and commenting.