In anticipation of the storm...
Today the big one hits here; news channels have called it the "storm of the century." If they are talking about this century, there is not a lot of history. I was in Boston for the "Blizzard of '78," and it was amazing! I owned an old red, 1967 Plymouth station wagon, and by storm's end it was completely covered by snow—except for one small corner of the roof, which showed a bit of red against the white snow. Yesterday was more about contemplation (not on the coming storm), than action (no work on the painting "Two"). I stared at the painting and felt somewhat lost on how to solve the overly forceful green. And this is my conclusion: this painting is about the two figures, and not about color, or color theory. My conclusion: the background needs to be shifted in tone toward the figures, and play off them in terms of value, more than color. Today, if our electricity holds through the storm, I'll make an effort to alter the green. My fear is the still wet, green paint, may prohibit clean over-painting.
Two drawings were made yesterday. Both continue my move toward subtleness of facial expression.
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