August 21, 2016

Second Hand Love, Finished w. Colours

It does look better with colours. At first I felt that the petals should be some lilac-tannish, but thought the better of it. No -- we put those hues around instead. The same with the hands: I had every impossible Not A Hand Hue underpainted before adding skin and rosiness. And then I made care not to overwork but to finish before I was done... appealing isn't the aquarelle to a surrealist then! You paint by not painting. You add the wrong colours to build up the right feeling. And you finish by not finishing. A Taoist might find this pleasing too; a Nothing that creates Everything.

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