Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Painting ~

Contemplation: Spiral Conch on Gray
oil on canvas, 8"x10"

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Brent said...

Hi Susanna - Question: why grey? don't get me wrong, it looks great, but I was just curious.

-Brent Goss

Susanna Pantas said...

Hmmm... Interesting question. I think I chose gray as a background because I thought that the coolness of the background was nice against the warm tones that were in the shell itself, the burgundy and peach colors. Initially, I had a much darker bluer background, but I didn't like how it was turning out, so I lightened it. I think it made the painting a little softer. Also, I just like neutral colors. Does that make sense? Sometimes I hesitate on colors and initially have something totally different in mind. By the end of the painting, it looks much different - I sort of go with the flow I guess!