|Day 1 and 2 Distressed about Orlando massacre. |
Need to work out my thoughts for a new piece.
|Day 2 Added distressed fabrics in the background grouping them along |
colors of the Gay liberation rainbow. Not right. Start over.
Since I got back from Ohio almost two weeks ago I have been working on a new Conflict piece that has to do with Orlando. And I have struggled. I am fighting the battle between realism and design- struggling to make sense of my color choices and composition. And I have done probably 25 different compositions- all with mixed results. I have auditioned some of these to my husband who rightly says they look too pretty- even though I have found the colors to be jarring- which is my intent.
I settled on a red and hot pink background. And I wanted to show the destruction and mayhem at the Focus nightclub. I debated back and forth about putting colors of the rainbow into my piece but every way that I arranged it look trite.
Day 3 Add hot pink color-one of the original colors
symbolizing Gay liberation.
Added some distressed fabrics that I like
but something is still wrong.
Dave tells me it is too pretty.
|Acid yellow- certainly jarring and not pretty. But also not right.|
Day 5 Put back the distressed lower right corner.
How about adding a yellow line?
And adding yellow to upper corner?