The three questions, from the We! Connect Cards, that I chose were,
Green on Blue (Earth-Green and White) 1954
The person I interviewed seemed to radiate positivity which I envisioned as yellow/orange colors with a background of gray and blue, much like the rainy weather we're having today. The first image I made was intended to be this pure golden colors but other colors of oil pastel fell off the colors I was using. I didn't expect this and worked these discordant colors back into the artwork. In the end, this reminded me of our discussion of "letting go of control" which was their answer to the "What is one thing life is teaching you right now?" question.
Taping paper to work surface
Front of the "portrait"
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Back text: "I started this thinking only of the yellow-gold color I think of with your desire to find the good in people. As I was coloring, bits of black & gray fell off the pastel that I hadn't planned. This reminded me of the "letting go of control" we discussed and how beautiful that can be in the end."