Now that I am progressing further into the painting I am challenged to make the top and bottom of the painting relate better to each other. Quite honestly, I am scratching my head, as I was believing from past experience that it would come together more easily. I will figure it out in time.
As you can see below, I sanded and painted gesso on a couple of the blocks that did not look right to me. The bottom right block was too dark, and the 4 blocks running together were too bright, and inconsistent with the painting. And lastly, I painted the block to the right of the central turquoise a soft, Tuscan tone. It adds warmth to that row and more separation to the white and turquoise block above it.
Nearly every painting comes to this place of question marks. What do I do to make this work? The harder I think about it, the more the answer evades me. I stop and remind myself how often I have been in this spot, and how, if I trust the process, I will find it. Just what is this place in the process? Hmmm. To say it in words will take some drafts. I'll work on it and present it as best I can in the next blog.
Luminous Color Explorations
My name is Jill Keller Peters, and I am passionate about using color as a language to