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I believe that art enriches and informs our lives everyday in many positive ways. Sharing those experiences, whether as an artist or as an appreciator, is part of the pleasure. I welcome your comments and hope you find something of value: a laugh, an insight, a new idea or just a happy moment. Enjoy art!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Paradise Found!

A little more interesting?
I know I could push it further...and who knows? maybe I will, on a new one tomorrow.
But for now, here is the improved version: a hotter pink, less emphasis on the background, a tad bit more vibration and interesting against the heat of the day.
These are some of my favorite colors and I might have to learn how to work them into every single piece I do...they make painting fun, and besides, look what happens when they get close together!  I know these colors were not in the photo, or even the "real" scene.  But this is approaching the depiction of how one feels not what one sees. 

Here's a detail - your eye, based on experience and imagination can fill in the parts I left out.  My eye (or my hand) put in the parts I wanted to share: hot orange sun and cool blues of water....
OK.  Now I am ready to push the next one even farther down the road from reality!  Stay tuned.

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  1. Cindy I really like what you did here. Congrats of pushing yourself! It's a huge improvement. It takes courage to do this, but a wonderful way to learn. Keep up the good work!

  2. This version looks like you were having a lot more fun, much less tentative. I like the changes!

  3. thank you both...good words of encouragement as I head to the easel this morning!

  4. Hi Cindy, yes I still love it. Great job. Can't wait to see more.

  5. Love it Cindy! I am amazed at your versatility and creativity.

  6. Love an artist who's not afraid of color. I also love your subject matter. Wonderfully beachy and summery!

  7. feeling more confident! Thanks guys for the kind reactions...look out color here I come!

  8. Hi Cindy,
    It takes a special artist to know HOW to use color effectively which you certainly have done. The combinations of cools and warms gives a lot of life to the subject matter. Well done!!


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