Paintober, Day 8 – Migrations

This postcard originated as a series of spirals in yellow ochre and burnt sienna, as those are colors I do not use frequently. The result seemed too melancholy, so I added spirals heading the opposite direction, this time with lemon and crimson hues.

The questions in this piece concern the cobalt blue: why are the dabs at the edges travelling to the center? Why does the center contain mostly pockets of blue, but also a larger, blotted area that blends into a muted forest green? What are those smaller colonies in the interior left swirl planning?

Postal version:

migrations.jpg

With vivid light and watercolor effects:

migrations vivid light watercolor

Are the blue pockets happy? Why did they migrate to this swirl from wherever they were living previously?

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