After scraping out two paintings this morning, I took a break. Went to ERA, a mid century modern store/gallery/warehouse, where one can find great work by local artists from about 1930-1970. Came away with a re-strike Charles Heaney. Maybe all the exposure to wonderfully evocative mid century work inspired me. I pulled out a plein air I had worked on this summer...and channeled my mid century spirits. I toned down the colors...more sienna and "mud." I am definitely a colorist...but am wanting to do more tonalist work. this certainly isn't tonalist, but a bit more subdued.
Tomorrow I will go back to those scraped out pieces!