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I’ve had a hard time with inspiration lately.

A little while ago I started experimenting with mixing my own paints and learning the science behind that and I just haven’t been able to get it right.  As I fought with that, suddenly months had passed and I hadn’t created anything worth showing.

I got a split cup for Christmas and decided to break out the pre-mixed paints I already had and do something.  After one misfire, I had something I liked.

“Polar” – completed December 30, 2022. Acrylic on canvas panel.

It feels like a snowdrift so I call it “Polar.”  I like the play of the matte lavender color with the glossy “Storm Purple” (one of my favorites from Arteza).

All I did was drop lavender, Storm Purple, and white in the split cup, set it on the panel on a turntable, and give it a spin.  I didn’t get nearly the flow out of the cup that I expected.  I’m going to have to look into that further.

Even with it not during out how I expected, I really like it, and it feels good to have created something again.

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