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A piece of me #31, egg tempera over linen on panel.

A Piece of Me #31, egg tempera

A piece of me #31, egg tempera over linen on panel.

A piece of me #31, egg tempera over linen on panel, 21 x 13.3 cm or 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.

A panel of abstract geometric shapes – diagonal trapezoids except for one lonely cigarette butt lower left. Deceptively easy. Create a few washes and that’s it. But no, there were cool tiles, there were warm tiles, there were neutral tiles. How to create an interesting unity of these subtle contrasts of hue? Then also, how to emphasize the extremely reduced value range – inherent to the original subject – so that this panel, too, is interesting by itself? This is the result. I’ll take it.

Write up of the overall project here.