Unexpected Commonalities

On one of my periodic image surfs of the web, I came across this picture of Buddhist monks in Bhutan (or maybe it was Tibet). It's a lovely picture, but what shocked me was the palette. On the easel in my studio was the painting you see below. Not only does it have an almost exact palette, the color relationships are in almost the same proportion, too. If you scroll the window so that you see the bottom of the photograph and the top of my painting, you'll see just how proportionate those relationships are. Perhaps I was a Buddhist monk in a previous life?

Quadrate 2, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48", 2006

I made this painting in acrylic. That's a change for me. In a subsequent post, I'll talk about working in a different medium.