festival of iron

Every so often I will set out to do 100 paintings, usually small and often with some kind of constraint. Repetition is a good way to push beyond what is apparent. It’s also useful as a focus for learning something specific: a technique, a color palette, a subject. Setting out to do 100 paintings fairly insures invention if only by wearing out habits.

In the paintings that follow, I explored two colors: burnt sienna and an indigo mixed from phthalo blue and ivory black. The paintings are acrylic on quarter sheets of watercolor paper.

A small painting on paper by Joan Anderson.