As I mentioned below, I've been rearranging my apartment today. I have design ADD. I have no money to spend, so I'm just moving things around. As I was rearranging, I again marveled at how much stuff I have. Where does it all come from? I like a sparse environment, so I rotate my collection. As I pull some things out of the closet and put other things into the closet, I get very inspired. Sometimes color schemes emerge on their own, and that makes me want to paint. Here is a little preview of my current process.
I adore dishes and teapots. I rearranged some of my collection in the kitchen. And look at that - a strange and unexpected color combination emerged. Pink, black and white. I kinda dig it.
Remember my little gray bookcase (that used to be white and then hot pink). Well now it's a bubble gum pink. I just can't get enough pink. I hate the mirrors in the alcove in my apartment, so I'm experimenting with hanging fabric. I love it. I want to cover the entire living room in fabric!
Untitled, 2011, 24"x30", acrylic on canvas.
Since I was so inspired by this color scheme, I decided to do a new painting! I love how it turned out. This is a style I want to cultivate - simple, minimal, geometric paintings. I don't usually like the way they turn out because I am such a perfectionist. This kind of painting is not as easy as it looks. Simple, but not easy. I have a beautiful new turquoise pillow which is a gift from my sister-in-law. Can I make my turquoise accents fit with all this pink and black? Of course! Here's a little known secret. No colors ever really clash. Just take a look at nature, or at the way Jonathan Adler decorates.