Skipping on to a lighter note this week... Emotions in Magenta was one of the first color figurative pieces I did after Above it All and Behind the Drapes. Really there were no specific thoughts like the previous two or the ones that followed. This one was a bit of a break from the more directly inspired paintings and just an evolution of what I thought would make a nice figurative composition, while still expressing some impactful emotion. I think this is definitely one of my favorites. I love the how the quinocridone crimson hues contrast with the white and grays of the shirt and with just the splashes of flesh hues in between. I really felt the palatte knife worked well here with all the choppy marks and raised paint trails it left behind.