This week I chose one of my monochromatic paintings from last week’s post and painted it in color. The most fun was carving out the areas of light and trying to figure out the fading cliff on the left and the deep darks on the lower right. I had to change the colors of the cliffs to balance the red neutrals in that dark area on the lower right. I was pleasantly surprised that it did not change my feeling about the scene. I also included yellow to enhance the idea of bright light in areas.
Thank you to Wiletta Blevins for having gifted the photo reference of this scene to me. I want to try this one on masa paper and with citra-solv collage. I have never worked the same piece over and over again, but I am not bored with this one yet. Has that ever happened to you?