I find I can track my mood by the colors I choose to add in a piece.  While I can make a deliberate choice to use a specific palette, how I am feeling and what I am going through at the time can dictate whether I push the colors darker or brighter or if I set the work aside and come back to it on a different day.

This doesn’t mean my use of browns or grays means I am unhappy.  Instead it tells me that subconsciously I am thinking some complex thoughts.