Shimmers. Gently bold. Like dapples of light under a shade tree, maybe a lemon one on the Isle of Capri. Maybe there's a cocktail nearby. Refreshing. Cool. There's definitely a breeze.I started out my career painting whites. Mostly in watercolor, but also in oil. There's a lot to be learned there about local color, form and painting what's outside the frame. Light and shade are both alive, vibrant. Suggestion and mystery are a must. Warm, cool, light ,dark. Balance, rhythm. Call and response. Happens too, local color, on terraces of cafes while sipping something fine. From underneath the shade, perhaps of a lemon tree, one observes, la vie dansent. Perhaps, ordinary, perhaps not, the shimmering of life.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Posted by Janice C. Cartier at 7:04 AM