Acrylic mixed media
on printmaking paper
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Thirty Paintings in 30 Days - Day 14
Today's offering reminds a bit of southeast Alberta. My father was born and raised in this area and as children we spent many a happy visit roaming around the farms and surrounding country. At first I wasn't that happy with the palette I used. You are probably thinking....why not change it then? Well, I did think of that but these paintings give me a chance to experiment with colour, subject matter, etc. and not feel pressured to complete a 'masterpiece' (and I do use that term loosely for my paintings!). Having left it for a day it has grown on me. I find it quite peaceful and there seems to be enough subtle changes in colour to make you take a second look. The sky has some artist tissue paper collaged and I do like how the paint caught some of the rough edges. I was going to add some line work but I think I will leave this one as is - sometimes less is more.