Hello and welcome to my Monday Blog.
Last week I decided to change my colour palette.
Red was my choice.
Possibly because my oil paints are
getting low and red is still in plentiful supply.
A change is not a bad idea.
Getting stuck in a colour rut can happen.
The same colours picked every time can lead to stagnation.
My recent landscape colours have
been muted so this was a big change.
For now I have also left my land and
seascapes behind and returned to abstraction.
Red. What can I learn from this bright hue?
On the colour wheel red is the opposite colour to green.
Together they sing out loud.
A soft ochre yellow helps to tone it down.
It has a subduing effect.
I have painted on the frame too. A recent addition to my work.
The inclusion of the frame takes my work into a different zone.
I don’t do this every time.
Some paintings are placed in a light or dark frame.
Here is another new painting over a
previous work using primary colours....
The yellow in this picture adds light..
However, if you cover the yellow up,
the red and blue are more subdued.
After some re-working the painting went a little further...
I think I will leave it now.
‘Wherever You Are’.
Oils and cold wax medium on canvas 30 x 30 inches.
An autumn still life...
Grouping a painting with ceramic and fruit.
The background is my wild garden.
The painting had a re-work from a horizontal seascape to this abstracted vertical landscape. Reminiscent of our wild garden it looks good in this grouping of colours.
A lemon and lime sit on a little ceramic dish
made by my friend, ceramicist Lyn Lovitt.
Here is the painting before I changed the format....
Nothing stands still for long in my studio.
Eventually everything will get a workout.
Until next Monday...
Thank you for visiting.