Thursday, August 30, 2007



I do so hate being away from painting for an entire week, I was so glad to get back to my brushes and the smell of oil. I had plenty of inspiration for the feeling of heat in Alabama while I was there! My goal was to have this painting convey that sense of heat we are feeling from our summer days and maybe a secret flame or burning passion.

"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire, and must be ready to be consumed by that fire"....Auguste Rodin


Anonymous said...

You handled the highlights devinely. And you didn't resort to the obvious trick of using blue to push that orange forward (like I would have).

On my mac screen I see cool pink in the shadow. Very nice.

Reminds me of something delicious. Peach Melba maybe. I'm hungry.

Debbie Miller said...

Hey this is HOT! I love that highlight along the front left edge, yummy. So, is cool blue up next? how about green with envy? how about a present a day in a different color everyday? oooh, white!!! :-) so many colors so little time

Karen Appleton said...

You girls slay me! Thank you for the encouraging words, makes my day!
Silvina, I actually did try out blue and cool gray blue for the background, but wanted the present to be so hot it warmed up the entire painting:)I know, I know, crazy?!?
Debbie, how did you guess what's next???
Thanks for your comments