Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring is in the Air

The weather is always unpredictable during early spring, but this year is extraordinary. This piece, Loganville Stream is 16x20" and was painted when we were still in the calendar's winter, but I considered it to be the first day of spring because I painted in a t-shirt. The temperatures were in the 80's and everything greened up all at once.

Which among equal colors will look more or less dark or more or less bright... The painter will show you things at different distances with variation of color due to the air lying between the objects and the eye.

-Michelangelo Buonarroti

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Late Winter

When it comes to blogging, you don't have to be great to try, but you have to try to be great!

Here are some pieces from late February and the first week in March, the end of winter.
This year, the temperatures are so high, that the trees are blooming now. Maybe it is payback for the late spring that we had last year? Whatever it is, I'm happy to wake up every morning and rediscover what I like about painting color in the warmer months.






"Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.

-Edward Hopper