Saturday, August 23, 2008

Light leads the way

Here's a little painting from a few years ago. At the time
I was doing many small paintings in acrylic on watercolour
paper. I didn't know about the daily painters, and I hadn't
heard of blogs, but I did know that visitors to our shows
liked to buy something, and the prices of smaller
paintings made that possible.

Tulips in sunlight
acrylic on watercolour paper
5" x 7"
I remember how much fun I had painting this
picture of my beautiful red tulips in the wonderful
vase that Carolee Cain gave me that year for my
birthday. That feeling of happiness made it easy to
catch the light coming in my kitchen window and
glowing as it splashed on the little scene. The lit
candle and the pink spoon, are just supporting
cast, adding a bit of story to what was a very small
work for me.

Have an especially well lit day.

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