A few days ago I had a wonderful idea after reading a blog post by Karla from Chronically fabulous Crochet.
I decided to paint a mood picture in acrylic with a palette knife.This painting would reflect my feelings during 2019. I would use a dab of colour each day, the colour used depending on the kind of day I had. I would use tints, tones, shades, and pure colour. A shade would mean a bad day; a tone, a so-so day; a tint, a good day. A dab of pure colour would indicate a fantastic day; black, a horrible day.
Tint ……………….. Colour +White
Tone ……………… Colour +Gray
Shade ……………. Colour +Black
I went back to January 1st and tried to remember what my days were like during that period. But I ran into a problem with the gradations of colour. Three steps – bad, so-so, and good were simply not enough in my spectrum of moods. Moods or emotional states are simply too complex for that. Nevertheless, I will not be discouraged and my progress thus far is shown above.
This is the largest canvas I have worked on, My idea of a dab a day was unrealistic for such a large picture so I decided on 5 dabs per day. I have decided to record my mood each day of the month but paint only once a month. Otherwise I would have to be constantly preparing and wasting a lot of paint. Also, my palette knife is missing and the one I am using is of a different design. Nevertheless, I shall continue. Any idea what it is?