New painting!

New painting!

barragansquare_01

So, a new painting! This was challenging to me! It's inspired by the same picture of Barragan architecture as the last painting I posted, but here I went out of my comfort zone with the colors. I wanted colors that were bright and clear, but still serene. I didn't want a pop-art-palette, as that would be very against the essence of Barragan. This resulted in various failed attempts and I had to re-paint parts of it. The blue was too turquoise and the white with a hint of green became green with absolutely no hint of white whatsoever. But I think the final result turned out quite as I imagined it. In the next painting I will try to see if I can use a bit of pink (oh no, I'm affected by blogging already) with the orange, as Barragan did. I'm already testing out different options...

Testing options for next painting...

Testing options for next painting...

Finding the right shade of blue... first attempt.

Finding the right shade of blue... first attempt.

Something that rhymes with orange?

Something that rhymes with orange?