Over the course of the semester, I have been creating a series that discovers the use of experimentation and color psychology. I have gone through three different types of art styles trying to discover what style would best express the provocation of thought through abstract art. In total, I have made over 20 paintings. I have created about 8 paintings with the most recent style. This style includes the technique of concentrating a block of color in one area of the painting and working from there. As my final project for this course comes to an end, I had time to reflect on all of my past pieces for this series. In conclusion, I have also learned about my own development in style and technique. This is due to the environment around me and learning how to adapt to an unexpected situation strategically and creatively.
For my final piece, I chose to paint the color magenta. I created this color by mixing red and violet. The dimension of this piece is 11 in x 14 in and the mediums are gouache and cold-pressed watercolor paper. The color magenta is one of universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life. When I was creating this piece, I had this image in my mind to create something that is inspiring and positive. So I sat there and thought, what color can I do that with and how can I arrange it to convey these feelings? I poured myself a glass of wine and thought about what drives me to be passionate about being an artist and went to town on my painting. I mixed different shades of red and violet and used water to really spread the colors abstractly all over the piece of paper.
Overall, I feel like this piece is successful due to its meaning, color, and vibrancy. While I was painting it I felt happy and at peace with myself. I am really glad that I chose to do this series on the subject of color psychology.