06 February 2011

A Rummaging Kind of Day

Enough is enough.  Too much snow and ice.  Too much white.  My soul craves color -- luscious, edible color!

So today I went rummaging through drawers, in dark corners where things are stashed from years ago, from times when one was just learning and yet hesitant to toss out those small fledgling paintings that helped spur the creative act yet seemed so elementary, so child-like at the time . . .

Well, I dug through those little guys and found I was laughing, mostly at the titles I had given them!  But the colors made me smile and counter-acted the grimness of what lay beyond the windows.  So I will share them with you in the hopes that they make you smile, too:

An Intense Pair of Pears

I can only think that this series was painted because I was hungry; must have been dieting for my daughter's wedding --

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Anjou and Bosch
Sounds like a law firm . . .

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Smokin' Java!
This was before high blood pressure hit; now on decaf, most of the time anyway  -- :-)

Similar to our "bad hair" days . . .

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 A Stormy Pair

Just look at those lewd colors -- what was I thinking???

Bouquet in Shadow

And with this painting, I leave you with thoughts of spring to come, of flowers and birdsong, of balmy breezes wafting through your hair, of an exquisite bead of sweat trickling down the back, of bare feet on a warm deck and a chilled glass of wine close at hand . . . ah, perchance to dream!

Now pardon me as I have to go back out there and chip away at a frozen driveway . . . ugh.


nancy neva gagliano said...

nice break for you! and me! grinning at the colorful 'play', as you say....i'm lovin' the law firm of anjou and bosch...delish!

tess stieben said...

Love the bright vibration, but then I also am inspired to paint colorful pieces during our long cold snowy blowy winter. Check out my art blog and you will see what I mean.

Kelly M. said...

glad to have brought a smile -- we need them desperately these days!!!

Caterina Giglio said...

I know exactly what you mean... she said as the storm rages outside blowing white flakes everywhere...
love your cacophony of color!

Kelly M. said...

cacophony -- great way to put it! Good luck with your white stuff, Caterina!

Laura said...

looks to me as though you were having a wonderful time playing... and how could that be bad?

Kelly M. said...

LauraX -- definitely not bad -- as I recall, I was playing Brazilian Jazz and dancing around while doing these! Should try that again soon -- we all should! :-)))