Thursday, December 07, 2006

Indigo + titanium white

Well, after the normal life interruptions, I think I may have finished another painting... What I am not showing is the unsuccessful one I attempted in between where I used more than one color... ...So, this time, thinking simplification may mean "success," I tried Indigo ( a Sennelier brand color that I am in love with) and white.. a false step up from black and white..
Writing this, I realize that as much as I love color, I am also very attracted to the modeling of light and dark on "smooth" water and all the variations in between. So this is just another attempt at understanding how that looks.. It still evades me..

If you write down a sentence and you don't like it, but that's what you wanted to say, you say it again in another way. Once you start doing it and you find how difficult it is, you get interested. You have it, then you loose it again, and then you get it again. You have to change to stay the same.
-Williem de Kooning

Limited palette

Finished 36"x36" (largest painting I have ever done)


In the studio

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1 comment:

Jereme Monteau said...

Mary, that looks awesome!!!

Someday I would like to have one of your paintings hanging in my home.

Dan and I are leaving for Baja on Sunday. Return to Scorpion Bay! I'll be sure to get some more photos of glassy waves for you.

Happy Holidays,
Jereme