I struggled with my paintings through most of last year. They seemed quite fine to me at the time. However, earlier this year, I pulled them out and realized that there were a lot of grey in those paintings. I started to re-work a number of them. This is one of the re-worked pieces.
I was making a bit of space in my studio for a picture-taking session when I re-discovered some old paintings that I had stashed away on a shelf. The were both from the same period, 2006 (Turbulent Times) and 2007 (Stormy Weather). I generally tend not to go back to older paintings, except to recycle the canvas. It was interesting to see how my paintings have changed over time, and how in so many ways, they’ve remained consistent. I have a number of new paintings that I will post here in the next few weeks.
I created this painting some time ago. I was struggling with paintings that lacked colour or that had too many colours. I used only yellow and blue. I enjoyed the exercise. Since then, I started working with a much more limited palette, though I still like adding an unexpected splash of colour to my paintings.