Monday, September 28, 2015

Simple Simon

Such pleasure at my easel, playing simple and quick. No fussing. Just a big ol' brush, some medium magenta, cadmium yellow medium hue, ultramarine blue, and titanium white, and an urge to bask in summer's last gasps.

Don't even particularly care for asters all that much but, on a sunny blue-skied dry-aired afternoon with first-day-of-autumn looking over my shoulder, grabbed up an armful of those spiky little blossoms in my mind's eye and put 'em on canvas way larger than life—again, looking at them from underneath.

Downsida Dis Aster
6x6", acrylic on gessobord


  1. Joany, got a vase? They're quite cheerful, aren't they?, and they let me stay focused on the abundance of summer still making itself known around me. Thanks for your enthusiastic response!

  2. I could really use them on this dreary day. Love the title, BTW.

  3. Always glad to provide a little sunshine on a dreary day. Love that you picked up on my title : )

  4. Cute name, and lovely work! Happy :)

  5. Ah, thanks for noticing and appreciating the title! Yes, happy flowers hanging out in the warm sun.

  6. Thanks, Simone! This painting was wonderful to bring to life—one of those times when I felt light and free as I painted.