Lately I have been in love with the Blue-Yellow spectrum! Yellows are some of the hardest to handle pigments, and it has been a challenge to unlock this gradient in practice. Van Gogh’s Café Terrace at Night uses this combo perhaps most successfully of all, but there he uses a few more colors in the composition. My aims for this piece are a little different... it was almost a practice piece, but it came together in ways that exceeded my expectations. //
Inside There Is a Symphony 5”x7,” oil on panel
I’ve been using Ultramarines lately. Most of you know that I have a long-standing, almost spiritual interest in the weather. It often finds its way into my work... the way that the color of light affects everything. This one is from last week and something in it derives from the tempestuous transition between winter and spring that we have here in the Rockies. We will have snow one minute and sun the next. Winter surges like sea, and seems to be unwilling to give up its grip, even though the spring is inevitable.