Thursday, January 29, 2009
'Pink Morning' - oil - 11x14 - © Marc R. Hanson '09
My idea this morning was to paint the soft relationships between the elements on a very cold winter morning with just a slight bit of warmth showing in the awakening sky. This is the result.
I decided to limit my palette to Alizarin Crimson, Viridian and Yellow Ochre light, plus white. It was a good challenge. The painting is very thin, nearly a stain though opaque. I'm not sure the photo is capturing the subtlety but what's new?
This venture is interesting. I've been worried about how long I can continue this. Would my memory and conceptualization of an idea result in images that are more than generic 'cartoons' of reality? I'm impressing myself, sorry, with just how much there is within to draw from. I've only done 5 of these now, but I'm starting to feel very comfortable with the process. It's a real high to be painting an 'idea' vs rendering reference be it from life or photos.