I thought about the lorikeets and how beautiful and vivid they are as they flash about and it occurred to me that perhaps my approach to the colors should be as "flashes" and bits of frolicking color, rather than a full-on onslaught of intense color. So I went for a field of neutral color with a horizon dancing with tiny blocks of the lorikeet colors.
"Oh, those Colors"
I really enjoyed making this piece and I find it wonderfully clean and cheerful and a bit of a change from my usual work, but it nagged at me that perhaps I was not really doing justice to the theme colors, so I made another piece.
Could this be any different from the first one? Another out-of-character piece for me, but with more familiar elements. I like it too. Which one do I like the best? I am still undecided today as I reveal them. I think I am still leaning toward the first one, but, hmmmm, I just don't know. Help me decide!
What I really love about both of these pieces is that they were a chance to experiment—perhaps a little more than I usually do.