This has been a LOOONG week full of complications, meetings and other obligations. After picking up the house and doing laundry I was too mentally tired to take on anything too detailed or complex so I decided to free my mind – to open up and release the little gray cells from tension. So I worked on another abstract painting. I really like working with the combination of heavy body acrylics and yupo and I have been mulling over the colors and characteristics that define Mardi Gras for several weeks. I wanted to work with purple, green and gold and I wanted to capture the spirit, the movement and the light and dark feel of the pre-lent revelry. I am really happy with this painting. I always feel that the carnival before Lent has a dark feeling to it and I hope I was able to capture that.
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