This weeks challenge was "Lavender" purple with the option to use any of the colours from the past challenges... so I used them all... lol! Why not?
This is what I came up with:
Acrylic on Wood
10"x 10"x 0.8"
I consider this painting a funky study in wood grain... as I was staining the wood purple, I noticed the grain showing through, I liked it so I decided to work with it. However, as I started to add colour to it following the pattern of the grain, I started to feel "confined" for lack of a better word. I didn't feel as able to express myself visually as with past pieces. The use of colour loosened me up a bit but it still felt constrained. I felt like I couldn't break outside the pattern of the grain. Weird feeling. It was a good experience though as I am not completely dissatisfied with this piece and i actually really like the slightly psychedelic pond effect that I ended up with :)
If any of you would like to see some progress pics of this piece, I have posted more photos in my Facebook album :)
I will truly miss this challenge and I hope Louise puts on another one some time soon - I would love to take part! It was a great experience! Here's a little review of my pieces:
|Wk.1 Sunflower Yellow, Wk.2 Raspberry Red, Wk.3 Turquoise, Wk.4 Sea Green, Wk.5 Lavender|