Friday, November 13, 2009
I fought the color and the color won
Shady Road © 2009 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord
SOLD • private collection, Salem, Massachusetts
Well, when I came to the easel this morning, I had the idea that I was going to tone down some of the color intensity of this fauve-a-licious little picture. When I started painting, however, the colors stubbornly insisted on remaining bold and bright.
As you can see, I decided to pick my battles and let the color have its way in this one. (Yeah, that’s it ... I let the color win.)
Here are some close-up details, and following that are some more photos I took during my walk around the park on Wednesday. What a glorious day!