by Yvonne Callaway
I revel in saturated colour. Crave it.
So a recent self-challenge was to create a work in calmer, softer tones. I won’t go as far as to say pastel, but genuinely quieter.
It was like pulling teeth!
I was able to lay in the sky in subtle gradations of yellows, pinks and oranges, creating gentle excitement by juxtaposing tones. The “white” of the snow reflects those colours with contrasting shadows of chalky blue and lavender. Even the palette-knifed trees are muted.
But I kinda lost that calm with the river!
Back to the drawing board?
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