The addiction to working in charcoal black has completely taken hold. I LOVE the wide top to bottom swing of value that charcoal brings.

… but the current daydream isn’t black and white (that’s just my familiar go to), my current daydream is all blue. What I want is the same swing of value that I’m addicted too, but in blue. So dark it’s almost black, through shades, tints, pigments, and washes of blue, to so light it’s almost white… almost.

But to make the shift to making what I want means that I’ve got to do the work and take the risks to figure out how the new materials work together. That means more challenges, more experimenting, and accepting that most of the work is going to get really shaggy for a while while experiences build up a new sense of expectation.

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