Believe it or not this painting was one I wanted to finish a lot earlier in my sequence. I had seen “Curse of the Golden Flower” and I hoped to make a dot painting based on the beautiful colors from the film. The trouble started with trying to depict a yellow crystanthemum using dots. The color yellow was so light that it just became a problem for adding dots on top - no matter what I did.
acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"
Even adding a little purple to yellow or a glaze of purple over yellow did not help. Finally I painted the whole canvas yellow again. I put the other colors in the corners – one color per corner. Then I added dots for the petals with other dots defining dark areas between the petals. Anyway, I finished it, but I’m not very satisfied. It was one of the paintings people were touching at the last art market. People love feeling the dots with their fingers.