Sunday, September 6, 2015
Grateful Notices: Lakes Edge, Blue Shades oil on canvas, 30 x 48 inches
This is a study in blues and a progression of changes. The painting went through a lot of permutations until finally settling into a band of blues surrounded by the lighter colors in reds and yellows. Once the light areas were modulated with pinks, purples and aquas, then all the colors fell into place.
Towards the finish, the blues and yellows were pushed further to create more contrast and interest, making this more of a statement in color and less about form.
I'm grateful to the wonderful couple that purchased it for their collection, adding it to an earlier pastel they acquired. It was a joy to have them in the studio and have them take this painting home.