Day 9: A Goal Uncovered


An art goal has been illuminated.

I miss using color.
I found some experimental paintings I did 
about 7 years ago while cleaning out yesterday.

They were behind 
headless antique doll bodies.

Interesting, huh?

I was going to call this post 
"Behind the Dead Bodies"
but decided it was too morbid.  

I'm not a good copywriter,
because I overthink it. 
Oh, yeah, where were we?

Goodbye, Burnt Umber?!

I love making art dolls.  But if all I do is make antique inspired art dolls my palette is very limited.  I have used a lot of parchment and burnt umber and some burnt crimson and red.   But not much in the eggplant and cerise and hot pink and aegean green departments.  I miss those colors.   

An art goal is made.  
This  painting  above will be my starting point.  I'd like to make a larger painting inspired by it.  I want to take out my full palette and paint with violets and greens and blues.

Will I still make antique inspired dolls?  Yes.  

Will I do other things as well?  YES.   Maybe the ratio will be a bit different.

Lana Manis wrote

It is poignant and relates to what I'm writing about here.  You should read it.  

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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