Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Blue Light Bulb 6"x6" oil on canvas
This was a DPW challenge...to paint a light bulb...so I rummaged through our collection to find an interesting one and came up with this blue one. I have no idea why I have a blue light bulb or what I would do with it, but after some research, I found they are marketing them as mood lighting and blue is the color of serenity and tranquility. The mouse is a little guy I picked up at one of those little shops in Newburyport that is an endless feast for the eyes of seemingly unrelated items arranged with meaning. The marigold blossoms just add a bit of contrast. Even though this is a silly still life, I really like it, and still lifes really help you hone your painting skills. My sister-in-law, Laura, used the word "artitude" to describe the attitude of focusing on painting daily specifically as a coping mechanism....using your passion to get you through. I love this idea, and am grateful to be full of artitude! I wish you a day of serenity, tranquility and artitude.