Seeing is Believing

As in many of my paintings you will notice little spots of color. While this may seem like an artistic gimmick, it is actually based on observation. I noticed that as I walk along, little facets of rock, or glass, or leaves wor things I don’t even recognize catch and reflect the light in sudden little flashes. I began noticing this and wondered how I could include this phenomenon in my paintings.

So, instead of painting shapes a solid color or even mingling different colors I could leave little bits of light throughout the shape. Then I began adding color to some of these. I like the life it brings to the whole. They don’t seem unnatural, just lively. We experience this in our everyday lives, we just don’t take notice of it. Let’s open our eyes more. I wonder what else I have been missing.

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