I was reading this book last evening and was thinking about the colors of my painting and the Klimt paintings-- my goal is to capture the feeling of winter, the values that make it feel like there is atmospheric depth and create a pleasing picture. Instead of mixing away, I took a different approach and used my Adobe Illustrator program to manipulate colors in simplified shapes. I am liking the subdued palette of more burgundy, purples and blues. I think this is the direction I was headed with the paint, but hadn't quite gone this far. I usually do warm colors (which fits my personal theory that people pick colors that are reflective of their own complexions) so this would be a stretch for me. I wanted to do browns in the trees but that seems so disparate. The complimentary colors of the orange leaves and yellow fence (and greenish evergreen) give the composition a little spark of interest in places. Now to figure out the composition of shapes. I wonder if anyone else is stressing out as much as I am about this lesson?? That would be typical of me (now, not in college when I just went for it but didn't learn quite as much by doing that). Thanks for putting up with me blabbering on and on about this!!! It's about time to add some cute illustrations to all this serious art stuff, isn't it? :D
Other things going on: kids had school off today because of ice and snow, went to the salon, took N to the orthodontist, read more about bioidentical hormones, adrenal support and health stuff, found out the flu vaccine might be a bad choice, got my first copy of Anthology magazine in the mail which is just super cool, received a note from Willow, and made plans with friends for a fun night out this weekend at a Chili cook-off!