Monday, February 08, 2010

The Sweetest Song

A couple of paintings I did using a more muted and limited color palette, experimenting with pinks, reds, and all the variations in between. They came together with a bit of a struggle in that it was hard to create contrast with the tones of pinks and red. But after creating some depth with linework and some subtle burnt umber accents, the imagery emerged in a soft way that surprised me in its subtlety. Many layers of old book pages, music, patterned and textured papers, handwritten poetry (Pablo Neruda) and chinese tea papers are layered in the background.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Reading about this series made it even more special. I love it!

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