The creative process is similar throughout different fields. Since I work in advertising my critical thinking for art tends to parallel with the concepting process.
Color series thus far has been in the concepting phase. It's mostly exploring and finding different directions of what it could be but there is no solid idea yet. But now time to mold and shape these pieces into a cohesive body of work. Some will get left behind, some will have new life breathed into them.
I started by evaluating the different pieces - why the strongest is successful and why the weaker ones aren't working as hard. This reflection phase is all about picking favorites and dissecting intuition. I do a lot of listening to my own thoughts and to people who offer their opinion.
At this point I have decided to go in the direction of No. 1.
For me, No. 1 is the strongest for different reasons. Here are my fluid thoughts on what I like about it.
I like that it looks like a head, it's like a psychedelic skull, it reminds me of kid cudi's album cover, the white space makes you think it could be a brain or represent the inside of what is going on in someones head, i love the colors, its all complex and fluid and maybe that what i like to think is going on in my head.
So then I wondered what a family of head-space paintings would look like. Would they all draw you in and make you think? For me, I can see multiple of these retaining their integrity instead of feeling like half-ass replicas. Lets find out and lets see if this sucker has legs.