I am working on a 30" x 40" painting that is a part of my latest "Sky Series". The image reveals the sky through the boughs of a blossoming tree. I have been quite challenged by the difficulty to keep the blossoms loose and minimally described. However, I am finding my way, and know that the painting is going in the direction of my intention. It took a while to arrive at this place, believe me.
Sometimes the most difficult part of posting in my blog is trying to tell you what I am thinking. I switch my thoughts from right brain painting thoughts to left brain technical thoughts uploading the image and dealing with hard wired computer brains locked inside a metal box.
I have no problem working with computers, really enjoy it actually, but this switch is vexing. Right brain thoughts while painting: Ooo, I love the softness of the light enveloping the apple, It's a really small apple, it's looking too red, it needs more softness, the glass, is this going to work out? All this pink, will it translate as light? Need to seat the bottle, it's floating . . .
I very much wanted to paint the new antique aqua green bottle that I just bought, and picked the apple for a contrast in color. It was a most enjoyable painting time.
I told myself that I was not going to paint a small painting today. I was going to get to work on some paintings for the ARTrails open studio
that will be held in October. However, my husband came into the house bearing gifts of fruit from our garden. He opened the door calling out, "Here's your next painting!", and held out this pear from the still attached branch. Love that guy. I couldn't resist, and put off the painting on the larger works for tomorrow.
Luminous Color Explorations
My name is Jill Keller Peters, and I am passionate about using color as a language to