Golden earth

I had a new color to try today — burnt orange — so I used a primarily neutral palette with some blue and gold to highlight it. The orange really is gorgeous, but I got a little carried away trying to get a composition I liked. As a result, it ended up with more gold than orange….which is okay because the whole thing was more muted than I hoped, and the gold pops a lot more than you can see in the photo. Curious to see what it looks like varnished.

Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.

Carl Sandburg

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