Painting: Celeste Bergin, Flowers from the yard, Oil on canvas panel, 6 x 8 inches. ©2010.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I have confessed to some of you that my basement studio where I do a lot of my paintings is ---well---at times-----kind of messy. There was a time in my life where I liked my art area to be "just so"--but recently I've allowed it to just get out of hand. (sue me! haha) Anyway, largely because of this "disarray" situation, I squeezed out phthalo blue instead of ultramarine blue (mistake). Phthalo blue is a ridiculously strong color, but I just went ahead and used it as if it were the more conservative Ultramarine. Hey! half way through I realized phthalo blue was a nifty error. Look how "Russian-impressionist" this painting looks. I might just use phthalo instead of ultramarine again! Now what about you..have you made an out-and-out error only to have it go more right than wrong?