Made a start on the 'Big Red' this evening.I tghink I might be changing my mind about the direction of this one. Orginally the idea was to have a huge version of this:
But I really like the background..its come out very Rothko-esque and adding all these strong contrasting flowers will lose the effect completely. I really like the serenity of the red and gold, so what I will try is just using darker reds and gold for the markings and see what that comes out like. I really shouldn't be experimenting on the actual canvas I expect...but sometimes thats half the fun of painting!! :-)
Well. I tried out the gold.
Graham is right. I have been bottling it. LOL
It has been a long day and doubts always creep in when you are tired. The red/gold is just TOO weak and my original plan (if I can carry it off) will look better I think (hope).
This is a bit of a departure from my florals....just a little. When I was a kid I was forever doodling these 5 star/petal shapes. Still do when I am on the phone.....
Have faith in the blues and greens I guess. I have to stand on tiptoe to reach the top of this.
OK.....have tried some green
Its early days, and a late night. I'll be back.
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