So in my usual timely fashion, I’m behind on posting my daily paintings. I have such good intentions, but then my book and comfy chair downstairs tempt me when I get home from work. Tonight I was ambitious though!
Days 4 and 5 are sibling paintings, in that they started out life as one larger piece that simply was not working for me. I’d worked at it and worked at it and the balance or je ne sais quoi just wasn’t there. So I took a knife to it and ended up with these two pieces instead. The smaller format gives a better flow and focus to each painting, IMO. No names came to me though, so these are simply “Untitled Abstract 2016-04” and “Untitled Abstract 2016-05”
Day 4 “Untitled Abstract 2016-04″
Watercolor on paper, 5″ x 7”
Untitled Abstract 2016-04 | Watercolor on paper | 5″ x 7″ | 2016
Day 5 “Untitled Abstract 2016-05″
Watercolor on paper, 4.5″ x 8”
Untitled Abstract 2016-05 | Watercolor on paper | 4.5″ x 8″ | 2016
As this post title suggests, I also have day 6 to share. I was in a purple mood so went with the lovely violet color, supplemented by scarlet and turquoise blue. I started subtle and then worked in layers as usual, but adding the new twist of flowing lines along the edges. The center line of scarlet just feels right, as does the title.
Day 6 “The Shores of Desire”
Watercolor on paper, 5″ x 7″
The Shores of Desire | Watercolor on paper | 5″ x 7″ | 2016
Enjoy! I’m waiting for day 7’s painting to finish drying before I decide whether it’s done or not. I think it is, but still need it to dry completely before I can take it off the board.