The composition of this piece was definitely inspired by the work of Hans Hofmann, one of my favorite painters.
It's purple because I don't have a whole lot of purple pieces in this series. I like this shade of purple. But perhaps I am biased because this is the hue of purple that I think compliments my skin tone the best.
I have learned from trial and error (numerous errors, actually) that because purple is such a difficult color to mix, I'm better off just buying tubes of it. This color just happens to be a fortuitous mixture of all the purple paints (and inks) I had in the studio.
I am happy with the result so far.
I was listening to Michael Jackson songs in the studio while I was working today, hence the title of this post. The painting remains untitled at the moment.