|Not a Flower. Watercolor.|
Approximately 6 x 7 inches.
Do you ever listen to Ted Talks? I rarely listen, but I do like to read the interactive transcripts. Videos or youtube? No, thank-you. Art demos? Not so much. I do like to look at finished pieces, and I love to see what people are writing about. Some artists are also fabulous writers. Not me. I ramble.
I get a lot of quotes from various Ted Talks in my inbox, and this one caught my eye:
"Why you will fail to have a great career..." by the economist Larry Smith. It's from 2011, so you may already have seen it. But, if you're an artist, especially a late career artist like me, and it the talk is new to you, you should read it (or listen!). Plus, bonus, it's funny.
Now on to the painting
I just couldn't paint another flower yesterday--I think it's the OH gray skies. This little abstract is done with quin violet, indian yellow (which is almost hidden), prussian blue--and then at the end, it looked very 'meh,' and I decided it needed something. I ended up going back with some manganese blue hue. All the paints are Daniel Smith.
As I contemplate the colors on my palette now, I'm down to a collection a bizarre collection of reds, greens, a couple of blues, quin gold, and burnt sienna. I really only have a lot of indigo, quin gold, and burnt sienna. You can probably see where this is going for the color scheme of tomorrows painting.
And, even thought this is not a flower, I'm fairly proud of myself for getting out 6 paintings in 8 days. On wards!