I am a self supporting oil painter working out of my home studio dedicated to painting, art and living a life that makes sense to me.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
prints and nature
I am mesmerized by the patterns of nature and especially loved doing this dress against the background of the garden with all of its radiance. Nature gives to us the perfect backdrop for our figures and our intense colors of costume. The background nature serves up is always low key with lots of neutrals and warms and cools. No color in nature is ever pure yet the ornamentation of our clothing, hair and table always suggests purity and intensity...it's kind of a slam dunk...light vs. dark, dull vs. bright, soft vs, hard, etc...you know the drill