Color Play ~ Inspired by Watercolor Study

A watercolor I made several weeks ago has been on my mind. Today I found myself painting it in oils.

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Homage to the Sun II, oil, 11 x 14

The watercolor was a clean, simple color study. The oil, however, became much more of a complex color game.

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Homage to the Sun, watercolor, 8.25 x 11.8″, Handmade Garza Watercolor Paper

I like them both. Each for different reasons.

 

Color Field Watercolor Paintings

The dream about color field paintings, abstract shapes juxtaposed, shifted my gears. For the last three weeks, images of colorful linens strung from balconies and apartment windows captured my imagination. The dream gave me permission to play with them.

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Homage to the Sun, watercolor, 8.25 x 11.8″, Handmade Garza Watercolor Paper

Playing with this one granted my wish to play more. Adding the two flower pots to the railing at first felt like a violation. Freed from my landscape palette, I granted freedom to my notion of wrong-doing. I rather think the flower pots make the painting sing!