this is the start of a new direction -- laid out by the self portrait of a few days ago. the figures define a strong diagonal composition. i began with a cadmium yellow and orange underpainting.
this has been quite freeing for me -- allowing the paint to develop under it's own power -- without a lot of layering that i've been used to doing.
there's a spontaneity to the final result.... a flatness or matte appearance to the paint -- sort of like a gouache.
tomorrow... i will see how much i approve of my efforts.... that's always the best critic.
Looking Inside/Looking Outside
34" H x 44" W