Sunday, May 3, 2009
Snow, Cranes & Chilis - Oil Painting
Red Hot Blues
(6 x 8, oil on panel)
While the springtime drama of snow, sun, snow, sun has been taking place the trees grow knobby with buds and the pussy willows burst out. Flocks of Sandhill Cranes are soaring and circling overhead on their way to their nesting grounds making far away haunting calls.
Over the winter the studies have been large but I’m back to painting small again. I love doing the tiny paintings. Red Hot Blues, so contradictory with it's cool blues and deep red, kind of like our spring which was warm and sunny one day and snowing the next. Fortunately the snow seems to finally have given up and the chorus of frogs, robins and chickadees is getting louder.
"Who told you that one paints with colors? One makes use of colors, but one paints with emotions." (Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin)