Only had time for one painting today. Still experimenting with high contrast colours, but I think it works better when the dark colours are coloured and not black-ish chunks like the mountains here. Also, it surprises me how solid a lot of these colours look, even though they looked very pale to me when I was mixing them. I’m glad to be loosening up about colour. It’s starting to be fun, and I’m beginning to trust my own eyes to guide me to what I like, regardless of how it might look to people with normal colour sight.
Compositionally, I keep arriving at two objects either side with a space in the centre. Not sure what I think about that.
The dark outlines remind me of late Picabia, and the whole thing looks to me like schlocky cartoon expressionism drawing from the well of Baselitz, Kippenberger, Schutz, Ocampo, etc. I’m not deliberately appropriating that style, more just responding to (a) my colour blindness, which I think makes me favour high contrast brightly coloured paintings, and (b) my impatience, which makes me tend toward fast imprecise brushwork.