Thursday, February 19, 2009

An Artful Confession

As a child, my favorite coloring canvas was an embossed paper napkin. Crayolas, freshly sharpened, were the sticks with which I built my art appreciation. Looking back, I feel sorry for Mom. She must have felt a ton of frustration when she found the napkin drawer either full of colored papery stuff or empty.

Over the years I've been exposed to technique and professionals who live with color wheels, who grind pigments for their own use and who compose by strict golden mean standards.

I've been to the Louvre, MOMA, hundreds of galleries on the major side roads and, in fact, once took part in a co-op gallery where I actually sold my paintings and books.

Looking at this newest combination of Bamboo Fun sketching, Adobe Photo Elements and Pixia it's fairly obvious that I like what I like. Hues, shapes and something indefineable that charges my heart and eyes.

And, Mom, if you're looking down from that heavenly spot - are you pleased to see that I've graduated to no muss, no fuss computer screens and that the napkin drawer is undisturbed?



SSQuo said...

I love the colors, and also the tree type thing on the right corner, very pretty.

Reader Wil said...

What a wonderful post! I like your story and the painting is very exquisite with beautifully matched colours! You have a nice blog!

Dave King said...

I don't know why I didn't find this blog before. The image is absolutely gorgeous. You have me drooling with envy. More, please!

Linda McGeary said...

I wish I knew how you do it. The pictures I've seen before and today, they are so ethereal I just want to join you. It just looks like such fun to create. I really love them.

becky aka theRAV said...

I love this post!

Ann said...

This is a beautiful one. The colors great. How did you brain swtich around? LOL I like that too, my drawing is basic, though my students think my sketches are great.

Thanks for visiting. I used to think that there are a lot of cotton fields in US.