In order to spend more time focusing on form and composition, I have been working primarily with black, white and a few neutral gray tones. It's actually a nice break to be able to narrow my focus a bit, and it also has me more objectively considering the role color plays in my works. As it stands, I'm feeling as though my work could use a bit more subtlety when it comes to my use of color. We'll see how things progress.
4 small 18x24 inch works on paper with very little color.
An actual painting, 24x30 inches, inspired by the above exercises. This piece had already begun with a lot of saturated color, so I thought it would make an interesting background for what I now wanted to do. The bits of color remaining are simply areas that were not completely covered up, and provide a nice hint of color, while keeping it a very secondary element.
Okay, now some color is really creeping back in. Time to take it back a notch, or two.