In my last post, i mentioned the random find of a cadmium red canvas, and how it opened up a whole rabbit hole of color experimentation for me.
The result was a portfolio of floral paintings which literally glowed with new color combinations.
Then "random fate" stepped in again. We took a trip to Colorado to see the changing autumn foliage around Creede and Southfork. We were actually just there in the nick of time.The trees were beautiful, but the advent of winter brought heavy rains and winds so the leaves fell like golden snow. Within a few days, there would be no leaves at all.
The images percolated in my mind, and I was aching to get home to paint.
The red canvases came to mind. I scumbled some colors and complementary colors onto the canvas and found a whole new palette of colors.
The cadmium colors with magenta and blue, along with the fresh spontaneous brushwork sand to me like a watercolor painting.
Here are a few of the examples...
Micheal W. Jones
Thoughts and work from a mid-career artist working his ass off every day
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