Fantastic rendition. For me, the colors remind me of flower petals, which really fits wonderfully into the sunrise setting. Something soft and organic like that is hugely fitting for something as soft and lovely as a sunrise. Great piece!
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People don't like change. Nobody does. It's human nature. Don't worry too much.I used to think I liked change but over time realized, that I don't like it anymore than anyone else. Good or bad, change makes people uneasy
Hi, Shea - I've always thought I liked change, too, but now I am thinking that maybe I like the idea of change more than the actual thing itself? I DO like the feeling of possibility, the excitement of the new, that comes with change. I love that feeling! But the transition - which I guess is the actual change itself - that's what has me flummoxed. I thought a lot about all of this yesterday, and realized that for 18 months here, I've been working at the absolute edge of my limits, in a totally task-oriented job in which success was determined by my ability to meet or exceed goals - and those goals, really, were set by someone else. One thing I've realized in the past couple days is that as much as I might like to think of myself as a free spirit, I do my best in a task-ordered, disciplined world, I do. Always have. I like the sense of accomplishment that comes when I meet a goal. I like deadlines and challenges. I think that's why the painting-a-day idea worked so well for me. It was a center pole and everything else was tied to it. So I am working on building a good structure, that gives me enough tasks to keep me chugging along feeling like I am accomplishing something, and also gives me the freedom to create and let my imagination prosper. Or that's the plan this morning.
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Hi, Chelsea! Thanks for the note and the insight, too. I often think of petals when I'm making a painting with a lot of squishy blobs (that's the professional term...) - so it's cool that you saw that in this one!
How did you like working in/with this color palette? did you notice anything different while you were painting this piece?
Hey, SLR -It was interesting! And a great question, as always. I didn't really think about it at first, but as I was painting, and I began working the colors, I did begin thinking about it and concentrating.These are all my colors, all regular colors that I use normally, but in different combinations. So that, in itself, is pretty interesting - that business of pushing the colors.I am really sort of interested in pink, the challenge of pink. I like pink as a color, but struggle with it in my paintings. In sunsets and sunrises, there's often pink, blue and yellow, and I've made dozens of paintings trying to use these colors - usually trying to use them subtly - and never really liking the results.
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