Monday, December 13, 2010
Christmas Abstract - Inspired by Denis Collette
Sometimes it's just too difficult to find words or subject matter that fits a feeling --- sometimes all one has is emotion and ideas and thoughts that can't coalesce into a recognizable subject to paint or even write.
As I've mentioned before, Denis Collette's photography (http://www.flickr.com/photos/deniscollette/) can often trigger these feelings in me --- and so this abstract is my reponse to viewing some of his work as well as the holiday season. I wanted an expression of a bit of snow (we got a dusting last night!), that wonderful night blue that seems to come on snowy evenings, the sparkle and colors of Christmas lights - the glitter, the solemnity, the mystery. The feeling ...
This kind of painting is new to me ... and though I can't say what I like about it besides the colors and textures .. somehow it speaks the season triggered by some incredible work by Denis. Thank you again, Denis ...!!!
The snow didn't amount to much but a coating on the shrubs and steps so I'm off to the last workweek before holiday break ...
Hope you have a great day and that you too -- feel the season!