Triad or three; which, in this case, involves the three primary colors.
Triad: Yellow, Red And Blue.
Greetings! Its Day 29 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studio. I must be wildly ecstatic because today’s painting is, in a word, WILD!
Or maybe, “Cappuccino Time-R V10” is just wildly colorful. And, yet, I used a limited palette of the primary colors plus white. Between mixing and glazing, I was able to create a wider spectrum of color. That is, you can see areas that look green, orange and violet which are mixed from the primaries red, yellow and blue.
Next? Well, as this challenge winds down, I’m thinking about what next. That is, what are my intentions and goals for my painting. I want to build on the momentum gained through the challenge. I have some projects in mind. One includes coffee cups.
Evaluating Progress. And, I’m also evaluating the work over the past 30 days. I would say that toward the end of this 30 days, I started to get more experimental with the acrylic. That is to say I started adding transparent passages along side the opaque areas. I was delighted with the results; it was fun!
Wild, But Not Easy.
Rough Start. However, as much as I have fun painting, it is not necessarily easy. This particularly painting is a case in point. I had a schematic made up before I started and an idea about where I wanted to go. And, yet, it didn’t quite work out that way! I struggled, got frustrated and almost gave up.
Relax! Then, I remembered this is just a study; its not a performance! Or, maybe it is a performance, but, anyway one can through caution to the wind and just go for it! You know, that plunge I was talking about a couple of days ago.
Go For It! So, plunging in, I started glazing passages with yellow, blues and reds. Oh, fun! Cool colors, but still the design resists coming together. Ah, well, soldier on and add another layer or two. Be wild!
And, then, suddenly, I like it! Its a bold statement for such a small painting.
More Tomorrow: The Final, 30th Painting, or 61st?
Oops. I realized I have digressed a bit from the paragraph about evaluating this past month’s work. Must be still evaluating it! No doubt, I’ll continue the conversation tomorrow – the last day of this particular challenge.
And, for those of you who might have been following this blog for the past couple of months, I did a 31 day “from life” challenge in January hosted by Strada Easel. So, one could say tomorrow is day 61. And, then, if I add the days before these challenge…OK, we won’t get too carried away.
Until then, I hope you enjoy my colorful painting based on the triad of yellow, red and blue!