Tonight I worked on a small oil on paper. It's a study and very loose in approach. I'm feeling my way into a subject that has me preoccupied at the present moment. The main subject is trees.
Also I wanted to see if I could still paint with my sore hand in a cast. As I recently injured it, I just wanted to test the right hand and assess whether I could handle a small scale work. I can say it was ok. I little bit stiff and awkward, but I managed ok. I'm happy I had a go.
In this new work I wanted to start with the color brown as the sketch and let that color mix in with all the other ones. Brown is not a color I play with much in the last few years. I seemed to eliminate it completely from my palette. It was intentional. I wanted to keep the works more vibrant in chroma and key.
I like the result in this study and look forward to bringing the browns back into the works. All colors in this work have been tinted with a bit of brown either on the palette or on the painting surface. This work also relates to the Three Tree series of monotypes I've been working on recently.
Artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Paintings, works on paper. Mostly creates monotypes and monoprints