Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

New: “Greenland” 24 x 24

I’ve never been one to plan a palette. Knowing (or thinking you know) what colors everything should be, ahead of starting a piece, seems (to me, anyway), very restrictive. I do have a sense of color, but for the most part, I just start…establishing the initial color somewhere in the composition. Once that initial color is in place, I let future color choices happen on the fly. This piece started with a greenish blue sky, and as I worked around the composition I liked how sky and ground seemed to almost mirror each other. Then I didn’t like it, fearing there wouldn’t be enough contrast…but then, as often happens, I liked it again. The crimson treeline broke the two apart, and that seemed enough. “Greenland” 24 x 24 oil on canvas.

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