The Dragon And His Mistress
This painting ‘The Dragon And His Mistress’, is one of those works that seemed like a good idea at the time …… and then you look at it later, scratching your head and saying to yourself – “What was I thinking?” It is what it is, but sometimes I wonder where these things come from. Well it did come from a photo of a deep chasm, however it decided to do it’s own thing and become something else!
The colour is extraordinarily intense – perhaps I was just having an ‘intense’ day. Colour seems to be something that just flows out of me, regardless of what I’m thinking. It is instinctual, it is spiritual and yes, it is intense – mostly. I find it very difficult to paint wafty, high key, paintings with little tonal difference. An example of which is below in Monet’s painting of Charing Cross Bridge. Don’t get me wrong, Monet’s painting is a wonderful example of a high key painting, it’s just not my thing to paint them.
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Posted By: Kadira Jennings