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.