It's the middle of summer, and I'm painting winter scenes. Go figure. Indigo is one of my very favorite colors, next to turquoise, so the colors don't really lend themselves to warm landscape paintings. Cooler colors just suit me, in my paintings and in fashion. If you look in my closet, you'll pretty much find the same colors as what are in these paintings.
As a gift for my sixteenth birthday, I had my colors done. Very '80s, I know. I'm a "winter," which means that rich, gem colors in cool tones look best on me. The thing is, I can remember favoring cool colors even as a young child. Knowing this, I try to break from the tradition of working in this palette from time to time, but, ultimately, I find my way back to what is familiar and preferred.
In addition to the two smaller works above, I finished this custom painting this week. I also added to my Etsy shop two originals that were part of my show at Tilde in July. I'm ecstatic that I sold 12 of the pieces, the funds going to my Ireland trip coming up! Thanks to all who went to the show or took a peek online.