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Friday, February 1, 2008

Juxtaposition and Progression

This hibiscus was a gift from my children for Mother's Day last year. (I posted some pics of it this summer.) A few days ago, I noticed it had the beginnings of a bloom. Today (such a shame...I was home.. no school again...this time due to ice) it bloomed! Very odd and beautiful contrast to the gray day.
This barn is down the road and is something I look at every morning on my way to work. I took a couple of pics w/ my cell phone, then printed out the pics. The so-so quality of the pics lent themselves nicely to artistic license and freedom with paint application and color decisions. So this one is kindof a study...loosening up, getting familiar w/ the territory. This is the second painting of "the barn down the road". Loosening up some more and I played with scratching into the paint to show the tree branches. The blues are more purple in real life.
Third painting. Simplification of subject. The sky was busier, but I changed it.


  1. Looks like you have been busy! Good for you! I also love the hibiscus photos. Just checking in.

  2. i like the one with the red (barn?), blue stuff and the trees. you keep doing really nice work. :) so about the one you took while you were driving...i wouldn't want to drive with you on the road taking pictures of everything. (just kidding) i like that painting too, because it looks like its moving. (if you understand what i mean.)

  3. Thanks for checking in Christine! I don't know if I told you that I like the work you posted--your first piece of the year.
    Thanks for the compliment Kristen and it's true, you probably wouldn't want to be in the car w/ me while I'm driving... along with checking out the landscape there's birds too! I know what you mean about the painting looking like its moving.