I recently finished these four paintings. All are 5″ x 7″ oil on canvas. I purposely used a small canvas because I wanted the paintings to feel personal. The subject matter for all is couples who are in love. To get the point across with color, I used warmer tones (orange and red) and modified with cooler colors (blue and purple). I decided to have a conversation in each painting between the warm and cool colors. Because the canvas is so small I didn’t need to or have much room for a lot of background information so I used color. With the blue backgrounds I added circles and in the warmer paintings I used variations on yellow and orange and variations of purple and white. I had to make choices about how much of the face and figure to bring out. How couples look at each other is so telling. I decided not to make any of the faces overly detailed because it would have been a distraction.