I've been making a lot of colourful paintings lately.
Looking around after a full day early last week, I liked what i saw and made a quick pan of the finished and in-progress work on the walls.
"upon leaving the studio"
Later in the week, I realized I needed to prepare some more canvases. Stretching, sealing and then gesso-ing canvases is a pleasant job, a time to ruminate and consider work done, work in progress and work to come.
I prepared 3 canvases. The first two prepped as outlined above, and a third which I sealed, but did not gesso. Here is what happened to it:
darks and shading
lights and just a bit of colour
I'm not sure whether this is finished, but I'm definitely leaving it for now. I really like drawing look of it.
Here, as everywhere, we are isolated. After a few warm and sunny spring days, the weather has turned grey and cool, and my body feels a slight tightening and queasiness of pressure headache. Is it possible to have a mild migraine? I'll have to look that up.
In keeping with the weather, it seems I have gone from bright colour to almost no colour in the studio. The grey cool isolated days feel a bit energy-sapping, but the lone grey cool painting in the studio excites my imagination.
It is waiting...