::works in progress::
Late last year I started experimenting with some india ink that I purchased years ago. A few mistakes led to a finish I really like which looks like a cross between a chalkboard and deep space. I've been pairing that background with some muted colors which feel like winter yet have a softness and warmth to them. I tried introducing a bit of bold color but it took away from the sense of calm these pieces carry. I'm trying to allow this body of work to unfold in a very organic way and am really enjoying working a bit larger and a bit more slowly than my pre-show pace. I really should be loading all my aug-dec work onto my website but it is such a chore. I know I should take care of listing things as I go but I would much rather paint than type. With the kids back to school and the snow falling there should be time for both this week.