Heavy Handed - January 20, 2020

I want to do more large-scale heart paintings and thought a rainbow would look nice. I made swatches of each color family and chose my favorite shade from each to make my rainbow.  

Then I made a swatch of all the rainbow shades to make sure they worked well together. 

I hated it.

The rainbow is lovely, but too heavy-handed, too saturated.  The artists I follow on social media use a light touch which is probably why I admire them. That's not my usual thing.

Since I already had the colors out, I thought I would try again. I put down the water - so MUCH water - there was no way it would work. Then I touched teensy bits of color down, ROYGBIV. I flicked color and more water.

And it worked.

Never give up! Never surrender! 


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