|Calm Again. Mixed Media.|
Approximately 22 x 30 inches.
I'm quite proud of myself--I did 26 paintings over 30 days--they're all posted on Instagram, if you'd like to see. I wanted to finish up with something large and abstract, just because they're an interesting challenge to paint. You can see where I started, when I was just at watercolor on paper below.....
Part of the trick, at least for me, when I paint big abstracts is to get the entire painting integrated..... It needs to tell one story, and not be 10 different stories around the page. I'm
Then I went back in with more watercolor, followed by American Journey Watercolor Coastal Fog (which is opaque), which merged with a lot of the blues, and finished with a little bit of crayon overlaid at the end.
All together: phthalo blue gs, nickel azo yellow, cobalt teal blue, quin burnt orange, plus a touch of indigo over the top. It's on a full sheet of Fabriano 300 lb rough paper.
The title is part of a quote from Gustav Mahler, "With the coming of Spring, I am calm again."