I have missed my regular painting schedule, that usually consists of painting every morning from 8 or 9 to 2:00. Following that I work at my desk, doing writing, marketing, and lately, setting up a store.
That has consumed much of my painting time. I'm endeavoring to offer another way to collect my work. I have to admit, I'll be new that this sort of thing, yet I've had a lot of great advice, and I'm going for it. Read more below . . .
Today and yesterday I have been working on a new work, and I'm going about it differently than I have done before. It's less planned out, but I know how I want it to feel . . . deep and warm with somber hues that make the reds pop. The trick will be to make and keep the somber hues quiet and deep, but still rich and not muddy. I had a great painting teacher, a master colorist, Susan Sarback, so I don't take paint into the mud. It's still tricky.
That's the technical part. From the inspiration part, I want the painting to FEEL alive, rhythmic, and pulsing.
You'll have to forgive the casual style that I'm showing the progress. The light and cropping are really poor, (iphone, winter light, ect.,). In the end, I'll show the completed painting properly lit and edited so the lines are straight, and the colors clear and beguiling.
And I know the title, right from the get-go. It's "Heart Beat", oil on canvas, 48" x 36". Thank you for your interest! Come back in a few days and watch the progress.
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Luminous Color Explorations
My name is Jill Keller Peters, and I am passionate about using color as a language to