I love color. I’m constantly thinking about color. I think about how to make it brighter and more vivid. I think about how to juxtapose it so that it screams or whispers. I think about the emotion that different colors stir. The strange thing about color is that it is an illusion. We construct it in our mind. That kinda freaks me out. I wonder what is really there that I can’t see. I love mystery! Anyway, here is another colorful painting (in my head anyway) of what I imagine to be a crowd of red poppies in a natural amphitheater.
For the last year, I have been doing monthly, on-line lessons with Nancy Medina. I am almost at the end. This is lesson 11, white daisies and a cute little bee. That bee was hard! I scraped him off eight or nine times. Who would have thunk a little bee could take me hours to do? The daisies just kinda flowed along, no problem, but that bee! He gave me problems. The good news is that I finally got it down and had plenty of bee painting practice in the process.
I’m not sure I have blogged about my banner yet! Here is the scoop. Julianna Kirwin put together a public arts project. When all was said and done, I had a pretty banner hanging from a lamp post on 5th and Mountain Road. My banner will hang for a year along with others that span the blocks between 5th and 12th Street. I was especially excited to have my piece hung across the street from a banner of Johnny Tapia. Very cool.
I’m learning to paint roses.
This Iris was painted for Challenge #7, Let’s Paint New Mexico. The photograph that inspired my iris painting was taken in Jemez, New Mexico. I am loving the purples.
I can not wait to start seeing blooms!