Thursday, February 20, 2020

Everything I Want To Work On Is Wet

This is all I have for today, unless inspiration strikes. I've got Waiting At Le Diplomate on the easel, thinking maybe I'll find an entry point... The tiles? The waiter's apron? but until then, I'm taking a break. All of it— the tonalist landscapes; the 6 dessert paintings; the cast shadow one; even the swimmer, which I last painted about three weeks ago— has some not-dry spots.

I had planned to work on Tuesday, but have been struggling with mixing the exact right purple to illuminate the right side of the light-and-glass tower. Some online research reveals that the best way to get a brilliant, vibrant, in-your-face, true purple is to blend Ultramarine Blue with Quinacridone Magenta, which of course I do not have. I've got it on order, though, and hopefully it'll be here in a few days.

So I attacked the left side of this painting today, where the whitish-and red fake poinsettias are. And the ceiling.

Specials Of The Day, © 2020, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

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