Balance is something I like to have
in my paintings. It is really satisfying to
turn the canvas around to see if it works.
Eventually I have to decide
which aspect to use for display.
Tonal values are important too.
They give the painting impact.
Changing the image to black and white
is a useful exercise for checking this.
Three main values are evident here,
along with a few more subtle changes.
I like this monochrome effect.
The initial layers of paint...
Yellow, turquoise, white and blue.
Scraping back revealed the colours.
The canvas was left overnight to 'set up'.
At this point I wasn't sure where to go next.
It was too much like a landscape.
I wanted to take it further.
Using a rectangular canvas is a challenge
when aiming for a non-objective image.
The mind seems to automatically visualise
foreground, middle and distance, particularly
when drawing marks across like the ones above.
A new day, a fresh start...
Coming back to the painting I intended
keeping to the green/blue palette.
As you see, that didn't happen.
Eventually I arrived at a conclusion.
Now for the hard part...the title.
That's all for now,
thank you for visiting.