Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jan 2017 30in30, Day 26

As I painted, a drenching January nor'easter blew like crazy outdoors, but no rain fell on my painting parade indoors.

We woke to several chilly dark hours without power before light and heat were restored, after which my day eventually moseyed along to some cozy afternoon time in my studio. The near constant wind outside and the rain pelting on our skylights were background music, white noise. My internal radar was tuned to sunshine.

No Rain Falling on My Painting Parade
4x5"; acrylic, ink, and wax pastels on canvas paper
abstract
2017
$45

detail
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10 comments:

  1. This so sunny! Bright colors, nice line work and textures. Please be careful!

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, Carol. I appreciate your noting of color, line work, and textures since those were the elements that absorbed me in creating this piece.

      "No Rain Falling" is completed—no more chopping for this one : )

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  2. The colors are festive and fun, and yet calming to me. The bold black marks demand attention and lead me through the soft, white, frosty, fluffiness. Not quite sure where I am, but I half expect to meet a Horton or a who!

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    1. Festive and fun is what I saw, too, when I stepped back. Confetti! The black marks do seem to act as portals here, don't you think? Love that you half expect to meet a Horton or a who! Thanks for your comments, Sheila.

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  3. Such beautiful line work. I find it interesting the black lines don't weigh the painting done - there is alight airy feel to the shapes. When I look at the size of your painting - it is so balanced given all the beautiful shapes and colour.

    We lived in Newfoundland for a couple of years. We would get the tail end of some of the hurricanes that travelled up the eastern seaboard and your nor'easters. There was so much energy in the air and when the weather moved on the storm surge on the coast was something to behold. Take care and stay safe.

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    1. Thanks for your observations about the line work, Janet, and the piece's holding a light airy feel and not being weighed down by the black. Doesn't the size of the painting make you laugh—I'm repeatedly astonished by the compositions and amount of detail that can be achieved in a few square inches of real estate! Thank for your vote of confidence re overall balance.

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  4. I'm enjoying the story that this painting is unravelling, although your weather report is not a great one. Tootsie rolls were a great part but now wrapped in ice cream, they look even better!

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Gillian. Tootsie Roll Pops wrapped in ice cream? Couldn't get much better than that!

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  5. That sounds beautiful!
    I am trying to think how the weather is over there. It is already storming for a longer time, isn't it? Is it storming harder and longer than here in Nederland?

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    1. Usually, this would be snow season, with a blanket of white on the ground insulating lawns and gardens. This year, thus far, in my particular neck of the woods, i.e. southerly New England and only a few minutes from the ocean, we have bare ground. North and west have been getting snow; we've been getting (much needed) rain.

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