Styles and Smiles

September 20, 2018


 I was painting with my Wednesday group of art buddies.  I was challenged to paint something subtle, something more monochromatic with similar tones.  Now that was hard. It took me two hours to figure out the colors without going toward vibrant.  I had an hour left and Carol, my mentor, suggested I draw the sunflowers that were in a vase with a spotlight directed toward them.

"Go wild," she encouraged.

I dived in with no planning. In 30 minutes, I had it conquered. I made the vase purple instead of green.  I added the "hot pink" that I didn't see with the sunshine yellow, and threw in a complimentary turquoise that was not strongly evident in reality.  It felt so good to use my brightest colors.

I drove home feeling accomplished. I may frame the sunflowers.  They make me happy.



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