Monday

Getting over Brown


Mixed Media on 14x18 stretched canvas.
So I wore a brown school uniform for all of my high school years... and have strongly disliked browns ever since. Although I often used them in the underpainting, they rarely showed up in the final work and certainly not as the dominant tones. They have crept into my artwork very slowly... first with my handmade paper figures... then later into journals. It was the journals that gradually won me over to the beauty of earthtones... especially burnt sienna, sepia, raw sienna, red oxide... This is my first brown tone painting... it was supposed to be the underpainting... but I have decided to live with it for awhile...
I still can't get myself to wear the brown pants I bought 4 years ago... but maybe someday...