Friday, July 06, 2012

Color Studies

Color Study: Mexico, 2012, watercolor on paper, 7 3/8 x 9 inches 
It has been a while since I've tried to do anything abstract or painterly. There are times when the urge for working on large canvases becomes overwhelming, an urge I can't give into because space is very limited in my small studio. My only choice is to do small color studies on paper, this allows me to release the urge without compromising space. The following color studies were done one late night when I had the craving of pushing color around without worrying about it looking like anything specific. These studies start out with color, shape, movement, and immediacy, but soon things start to connect, and on this night it seemed like everything I was laying down on the paper made me think of specific places I had traveled to in the last year. It's always surprising how certain colors can take you back to certain experiences from any point in life. I hope you enjoy this abstract journey!
Color Study: Stormy Riviera Maya, 2012, iron gall ink and watercolor on paper, 7 1/4 x 9 inches 

Color Study: Madrid at Night, 2012, iron gall ink and watercolor on paper, 7 1/4 x 9 inches

Color Study: Madrid, 2012, watercolor on paper, 7 1/4 x 9 inches

Color Study: Sunset, 2012, pastel on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

1 comment:

arianna said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE the Stormy Riviera Maya!!!! Gorgeous shades of blue, and the piece just works so well as an ensemble.