Yesterday, when painting, I had a major insight about how to work with the color field. I have been working on some blue paintings, not my easiest color choice. But I like the challenge and when they work, at least in the past, they are very strong. These were giving me a hard time. I was about to throw in the towel.
I had been thinking I needed to limit the marks I make in order to get closer to the impact I created with the more limited palette (for the exhibit at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery). But then I realized I needed just the opposite, to make a more complex field. Instead of less scribbly marks, use more. Subtly of course. And it seems to be working. At least for a while.
It’s funny how these things just happen.