Funnily enough most of my paintings are highly colourful and I love this. However, now that the garden and countryside are full of such verdant colours I find myself almost overwhelmed. I therefore choose to cut back and simplify when I feel like this.
Isn’t this a good idea in life anyway? I love the way art reflects living well sometimes. To me, when the going gets too intense I know that I need to cut back and simplify my whole existence. Look at what I have. Use that. Stop looking for more stuff to acquire or do. Realise that with very little I can achieve a lot. MORE in fact. Constraints beget freedom! We need boundaries to fly.
To this end my palette this week has successfully simply involved Indian ink and white. And two brushes and a sponge. Very satisfying!