Like the SNL skit – More Cowbell: MORE COLOR!
It’s no secret how much I adore color. Even when they are all competing with each other on canvas, still I find myself saying MORE COLOR! It’s like a bad habit, that I just can’t shake. You know… the habit that you want to quit, but not really? Yeah, that kind of habit…
But maybe this coming year I’ll try toning it down a bit…
Really – you say?
No, not really – not sure I can paint without using bright colors.
But I may give it a try…
The painting above is titled “After the Fire”. Painted around the time of the start of the deadly CAMP fire here in Northern California. This has some serious color, but it also has a LOT of texture. I’ve used charcoal on it in various places to give it that soot effect. And the texture is made by lifting paper off of the heavy bodied paint. I first learned this technique when I painted Frenetic Passion.
Like I said, I may ease up on the color, but definitely not till next year – and even then.. we’ll see.