Letting Go of 2010!

December 27, 2010

“Drink tequila and let go!” was the feedback I received in early December from Ricardo Mazal, a professional artist from Mexico.  My December began with my participation in a weekend painting workshop taught by this abstract painter. The group of predominantly abstract artists in the workshop agreed. Ricardo is inspiring, both in his painting process and approach to life. His mention of tequila became more regular as the workshop drew to an end on Sunday afternoon, and I left eager to experiment!

This exercise in letting is a pretty successful effort. My color choice for the faces of Mount Rushmore is quite different to that of my usual palette saturated with pinks and purples. I eliminated white to avoid pastel hues, and instead attempted to create light values by mixing in green and yellow.

Bearing Ricardo’s advice in mind I will continue to “let go” on my journey towards further abstraction in 2011…


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