Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
|Aspen in Autumn triptych|
60x60 oil on 3 canvas panels
And the wind, full of wantonness,
wooes like lover
The young aspen-trees till they
tremble all over.
- Thomas Moore (From Trees of America)
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
|Roses in blue|
Inspired by Renoir
When speaking of roses and their colors,
red means love or romance,
pink means admiration, and yellow is for a true friend .
Monday, February 20, 2012
giclee on acrylic
Oh so ready for spring;
Pink Blossoms is bright and cheery limited edition print on acrylic.
Hang against a light wall or in the window to create a stained glass look.
Brighter pinks are youthful, fun, and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman's cheeks. It's not surprising that when giving or receiving flowers, pink blossoms are a favorite. Pink is the color of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood.
How the color pink affects us physically
Sunday, February 12, 2012
oil on canvas
The Color White around the globeWhite is the traditional color worn by brides in the western world, as well as in Japan.
White is a color of mourning in China and parts of Africa.
It was the custom for the Queens of France to wear deuil blanc or "white mourning"
White was the color of deepest mourning among medieval European queens was white rather than black. This tradition survived in Spain until the end of the fifteenth century.
In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. White was associated with metal, west, and autumn.
A white flag is universally recognized as a symbol of truce.
The Japanese have six distinct terms to define whiteness.
The ancient Greeks wore white to bed to ensure pleasant dreams.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
|Between Two Trees 30x48|
acrylic / oil
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. ~Robert Louis Stevenson