Remember that striped painting I did with Jo Sonja acrylics? I originally bought about five colors in January of last year and here's the first thing I painted with them, which I posted on Instagram a couple of weeks later:
I have no idea how this happened, but I love love love it. Mixed in with the Jo Sonja paints there is also a Naples yellow, a green gold and something like a red iron oxide. The background had a real vintage feel so I added a few other colors that worked with that vibe. It reminds me of something my great-aunt Peg painted back in the '60s. Those iridescent green bits at the bottom look out of place in the picture, but in real life they work.
At 16" x 12" this is a big piece for me so I painted it three smaller friends. The first is only 5" x 7":
The next is 10" x 8":
And the third is 8" x 8":
That last picture is particularly bad, but you get the idea. After all was said and done, I like the first, largest one best - maybe because it was the first and it surprised the hell out of me. But the last one has the best vintage feel - it almost looks like fabric. There's something about those transparent colors on top of the grey-green. The first three paintings are on canvas panels and the fourth is stretched canvas, but I just got a roll of mixed media paper and I think I will try this color palette again to see if it looks any different on paper. I shall report back with my results.