New Paintings: Yellow and Blue and Birdies
I’ve been working on some new paintings this. Many times I get on a “kick” with backgrounds and themes. This week I was obsessed with the color yellow and birds. I love birds, and this week couldn’t help including them in my paintings.
This is a small 4×4 inch picture that I’m going to put up at my desk. I call it “Curtesy” based on a word that was included from a book page.
On to the yellow obsession. Yellow just seems to brighten anything up, doesn’t it? Maybe with the cooler weather I’ve been drawn to the color with a longing for Summer to stay. I included lines from a new poem on her dress, and fitted her with a Marlo Thomas/That Girl type of ‘do (remember that show?) updated with some cool purply pink highlights.
I call this one “Nerdy Girls” mostly because, I love nerdy girls! I picture these two kicking butt at trivia.
It’s funny how a picture starts out. That bird was placed there before I started painting, but I liked the idea of including it in her hair. The lines included on her dress are also from a new poem. This one’s called “Happiness Is Your Birthright.”
Incidentally, I’m working on a new book of poetry which should be done by the end of the year. Stay tuned!