I’m afraid of colour


So my friend and fellow sister of the brush is having a collective thing, and asked me to contribute a piece. After exploring my studio (a name for the loose collection of crap I hide in the front room of the house) in a manner that was pretty much a scene for scene recreation of the start of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, I decided everything sucked and that I was going to paint something new.


So I do what I normally do – I meticulously underpaint, get the tonal balance right, I’m happy. Round two, time for some colour. After some fucking about trying to colour match to my source material, I HATE it.

There is still time to salvage, and for those not in the know – this is actually how I work, cursing and bawling and getting paint in my hair and thinking I’m shit. 9 times out of 10, it works out. Plus I have the most motivating thing of all – a really tight deadline ;-)

Now maybe if I painted more often, this would not be my work flow.

About victoria

Artist. Over sharer. Angry little ball of impotent rage. I'm 45, but I look 46, and feel 23.
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2 Responses to I’m afraid of colour

  1. Hoardax says:

    When I used to go to storage (when I still had storage), I used to always imagine I was in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’ I even used to hum the music from those scenes. Now all those boxes of wasted life are in my house – I just open a door, take a look, weep and then close it again.

    • victoria says:

      Occasionally, I get it in my head that I’m going to sort out things in there. I go in, move a few things and can’t find a place to put them, avalanches of crap start to bury me, I pull myself out from under a pile of random shit, and then I give up. Rinse. Repeat in a few months.

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