I can’t quite remember how this colour combination came about. Blue is there, because, well, it’s blue, it’s my colour. But the lilac? Plus I’ve painted a few things since and remembering stuff like this is a distant memory. Pahahahahaaa! See what I did there?!
Anyhow, I’m really pleased this cute pair did come about. One of the canvases was a wiper – I had painted something on it already but wiped it off as my eyes hated it. But it left a sort of nice surface behind and the ghost of the painting what was there before, so it seemed like it might provide a nice place to start for something new, which it did.
Plus I used oil pastels, which are new to me (even though I’ve had them for ages but not know what to do with them)! I really enjoyed laying down some very loose lines and texture with the pastels – some of it I left showing. I found using the pastels in a linear way also provided a really strong structure to my composition. I find that strange as when I draw, I don’t draw lines, I draw shapes.
But don’t you love it when you do something different and you learn something? I really enjoyed painting these, I loved the process, and I love the results.