This small painting was created as an experiment in color. Working from a photo taken from one of my walks (and during the era of slide projectors), I projected the image out of focus, enlarging it to about 8 feet on my wall. Keeping the image out of focus, I perceived the color as viewed in those soft edges and tried to match the paint. I progressively sharpened the image as details were needed.
At this time I was working with a palette limited to phthalocyanine blue, cadmium red medium and cadmium yellow medium. White and black were additional options. I loved the transparency of colour and the thick boldness this method and palette limitation produced, and derived a color mixing procedure for a small series of paintings that pleased me very much.
It still surprises me how much I love those paintings.
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