Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ancient Colors

While enjoying my reunion with acrylics, I started playing around with muted colors and really loved it. Several paintings emerged from my watercolor block, including this one:

Call of the Ancient
14” x 20”
Acrylic on paper

But it wasn’t enough. I wanted something small and intimate, where you could see the smallest marks and also touch texture on a page. Influenced by a book we received at the library about aerial photographs of ancient sites, I got excited about using this limited palette and making a book to explore more possibilities. It was further enhanced when I took photos on the walking trail and Nature seemed to imitate Art.

Mud Patterns
Digital photograph

I don’t know how long I’ll be enchanted with these colors and their limits. But while the Muse is calling me to explore this, I’m heeding and listening. It might lead to another art journal or a few canvas pieces.

Or I could switch colors.

Or exhaust my interest and ideas quickly.

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