Trumpet Parts No. 77 was painted on the inside cover of my large, leather-bound sketchbook. Each time I opened the sketchbook, I was forced to see this sketch that gave me a queasy feeling in my stomach.
I either had to glue something over it or change it. I opted to try a few changes before gluing old, torn dictionary pages to cover it up. I don’t often such a negative response to my sketches. I either like them or I don’t like them. Rarely do they make me physically ill.
I made one change, then another and another and another. It turns out that the blue didn’t work for me at all. A bit surprising since the blue/violet shapes had been my favorite. Though I still don’t like the sketch very much, it no longer makes me sick.
Color is quite powerful! Color combinations are even more powerful!
Sketchbook painting: ink and watercolor
P.S. Sorry Nan!