Today I experimented further along the line: red background, blue/green/white/black foreground.
Sometimes I think: should I keep on painting with the same palette, the same size, etcetera? Shouldn't I do a totally diferent piece everyday?
I feel encouraged by Jane Davies, who says that she wants her students to work in series. She likes it to really get to the bottom of a serie, until you have really worked it through. So you don't run over things too soon, and don't get too 'precious' about what you are currently painting. Tomorrow you will make another one!
But of course: my question is: will I ever enter another serie? That's the queston ;-)!
I also experimented in my sketchbook. See below.
It came out not to be so experimental and quick: I worked on it quite long.
My idea for this time was: making more layers. So: warm colours, then cool colours. And then warm colours again, and finishing with cool colours.
Just trying out.
Makes the process a lot longer though.
Another thing I discovered. I like working in layers. But sometimes the layers become 'stronger', by really painting other parts opaque, so you can not see any of the layering through. In that way you also create contrast, which is interesting for the eye!
So I'm travelling along!
Below I have put an image of the sketchbook of today. Always difficult to photograph when there is a lot of blue in it. It looks a lot colder than in real life.
And: below that I have put a picture of what I did yesterday, when I didn't have so much time: I prepared a whole bunch of backgrounds for later use.
Have a wonderful day!