Sunday, May 20, 2012
Spring Hillside (# 9 after Kevin MacPherson)
(12 X 16 Oil on stretched canvas)
I bought a new book! It's "Landscape Painting Inside & Out" by Kevin MacPherson. If you've seen his book, you'll recognize that this is his cover painting. I fell in love with it when I first saw it, and just had to try to paint it.
I think this is my favorite painting so far. I just loved those fields of yellow and gold!
A friend was looking at my paintings and remarked, "Your favorite color is orange, isn't it?" Looking at them with her, I could see a lot of orange! It's not my favorite really...if asked, I'd say yellow.
One of my earliest memories involving color is from when I was in about the third grade. My mother bought me a new chenille bedspread (remember those?) in a buttery yellow. I remember being aware that it made my whole room seem filled with sunshine.
But I really love all warm colors. Those are the paintings I'm drawn too, and even the choices I make in my clothes.
I don't own anything that's blue...not in my clothes or in my house. Not that I don't see the beauty of blues. It's just that when I start making personal selections, I always choose warm colors.
A friend of mine usually paints with cool colors....blues, purples, greens, and I think her paintings are beautiful. But that's not me. I think it's interesting how each of us is drawn to different color choices. I'd love to hear what's your favorite.