Last night I had what I like to call an Encounter of the 3rd Mind.
You know, when you’re tired but determined to create something anyway. And you’re half-watching a TV show, and the phone keeps ringing, and your husband keeps asking you questions about the TV show you are only half-watching.
It’s a recipe for making mistakes and I did. But I went on to create two more triads, and ended liking the mistake best of all. It’s an Encounter of the 3rd Mind–forces outside yourself taking control and creating art. Or an artlike substance, anyway.
My Oopsie, the Un-Triad: I was trying for Nita Leland’s Modern (High Intensity) Triad and loaded my brush with Phthalo Green (Blue Shade) instead of Phthalo Blue (Green Shade). Easy enough mistake. The problem was that I’d already put down the Quinacridone Magenta and I only had a little bit of that. Well, POODLE! I wanted that Quin Magenta for my Modern High Intensity Triad. *insert snitfit here*
So now add cranky to my list of distractions. No way I was going to waste the page in my book, so I decided (crankily-that’s important) to switch to Rhodonite Genuine, which is similar enough for a botched experiment. But I was cranky, and not paying attention. And didn’t notice that my palette was upside down from usual. So I loaded up with Quinacridone Burnt Orange. Heh.
After a Huh??!!! I realized what I’d done, and switched to the Rhodonite Genuine. Then I did another layer of Azo Yellow, and gosh! I kind of liked it, and let it be. Just me, but I think sometimes 2 wrongs can make a right.
Colors: Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Quinacridone Magenta, Azo Yellow, Phthalo Green (Blue Shade).