Flirting with the Light

My pre-show explorations continue. For my next show, I'd like to do more painting with tools other than a brush, add an assemblage "show-within-a-show" (more on that eventually,) and I'd like lighten up my work. I use a lot of color but many of my pieces consistently lean toward darker values. I always thought that the monster theme was best served by a dark palette (it felt natural) but I've been wondering whether or not that is actually true. So, before show work starts in earnest, I'm playing with more white. As I experiment, I realize how little white I actually use in my work; I'm even a bit uncomfortable which just might mean I'm on the right track. This is another "messin' around" page in a large Canson mixed media, spiral-bound journal. I like how it turned out so I think it's time to get brave and if a monster can emerge surrounded by light as easily as it does from the dark.

Comments

molly said…
This makes me feel warm and happy!Thanks for sharing.
Jennifer Shelby said…
"I'm even a bit uncomfortable which just might mean I'm on the right track" - love this attitude towards your work!
Loulou in Texas said…
Love the colors and the mark-making!