Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Daffodils Redux   watercolor   8 x 13.5
I am a painter. Painting is always a struggle, a search for self. Painting is freedom, where there are millions of choices and millions of right answers. Not so much pure black or pure white. Today I am working on a watercolor painting of daffodils that I started as a class demonstration. My goal was to alter the usual "happy color" daffodil palette that has been successful in my previous daffodil paintings...i.e. yellow, yellow green and turquoise. My journey started into violets, then was soon heading back to the comfortable blue-greens......whoa............shake it up with brown. I am learning to love the earthiness and honesty of brown. Has it been successful? I won't know for a few days until I see the painting with fresh eyes. Can't wait.

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