The Painting Blog

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17 Sunday Abstraction

What is it about Sundays that brings out the abstractions?

I've been in a bit of a yellow phase. Feeling sunny amidst the foggy days of January. But today I veered toward pink. It's been a female weekend with five daughters and a granddaughter home to celebrate child number seven's 14th birthday. Also, painters are often influenced by the colors of their clothes and I'm wearing a bright pink vest today.

In today's painting I've allowed the luscious colors to flow, starting with a yellow underpainting followed by thick layers of color. I'm sure an art analyst could make a hayday of this but it's just delicious color. Mmhmm.

11" x 14" $170


  1. This is amusing Nan. I'm not a very abstract fellow; in contrast, I find that this reminds me of the pistil of an orchid, a celebration of orchidaceous colors here in the deep frozen north. I like the comment you pose about bringing the warmth of sun into winter. I think this is like a tropical flower celebrated on my desktop

  2. I love the term "orchidaceous colors." I'm going to add it to my list of favorite descriptors along with Hilary's "ocularly delicious" and "wonjnerfuliufsclouj:lkjlky" -- if I got that last one right.