Like so many things during these days of stay-at-home sheltering, my painting has also found a steady rhythm, and, as it appears, also a current steady palette. This cooler oil palette first started to take over with my return to oil flow paintings in March. I think it might have been the discover of shades of gray that set the tone, but the cool colors quickly took over in my work … with one notable exception, “Someone’s house is burning down on a day like this”, which still grasped at the warm and bright shades of two other works completed since sealing myself in my house.
Since painting “Someone’s house is burning down on a day like this”, I’ve again veered back to more somber grays, blued, cool greens with splashes of burnt orange and burgundy … definitely a somber mood. “Admission’s free: you pay to get out”, “There was a world when we were standing still”, and these two recent works below continue this story.
Perhaps it’s time for me to take a break from the paints and canvas for a bit to regroup and find my way back to a sunnier place. At least, that’s what I’m thinking right now. Stay tuned. And, whatever else you do, take care of yourselves. We will come out on the other side.