One thing I have been more and more clear about are what my colors are. What colors am I drawn to? What colors am I not really drawn to? I am getting very clear about the colors that make up my unique palette. Some of my paints have gotten really old because they are not the ones i tend to reach for. I got rid of those paints that i have not touched in a couple of years. It was an interesting exercise as i thought about my own unique style.
I ended up with a clean surface upon which to start anew. I bought this table at an antique store a few years back. It has a glass top and it is my favorite surface ( palette) to work on. When it comes to color mixing, my preference is to mix on this surface or directly on the canvas itself. I do not mix colors ahead of time but more in the moment. This is what works best for me and my unique style.
I like that i am gaining insight into my process as a painter. Another one of the things that I have been doing a lot of lately is taking an older painting and allowing it to become an underpainting of a new piece of work. Painting over. I have also committed to not buying new canvases until I really NEED them. I have many pieces of work that are unfinished and that is where i am placing my focus. There are times where a raw white canvas calls me but i am really working to use the resources that are already here. Applying universal principles to my painting process.
Becoming clearer about who i am as a painter/artist/human. Stay tuned for some new work!