Saturday, June 30, 2012

Aruba Blues

I'm back...and back to posting!  I've wanted to paint these for a while...and a recent Daily Paintworks Challenge was the impetus to do it now. The Challenge was to paint a gift you received. These Aruba Blue Converse Chucks were a Mother's Day gift this year. Lucky me!
I don't know about you, but I suspect it's true for all who create art... in each painting I do, I have a favorite part or "Sweet Spot." It might be just a single stroke perfectly placed or the perfect colors beside each other or the most fun part of the composition. As a friend once said to me, it's the part of the art that makes my soul sing. So I thought I'd share these sweet spots with you as they occur. In this painting I love the shadow cast by the shoelace and the barely there, pale yellow insides of the tongue and shoe.
Here's some of the musical inspiration. (To continue looking at the art while you listen, right click on the colored word 'musical' and go to Open Link in New Tab.)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"


Mari Jose Molina said...

Beautiful, i love it!! :)

Art Maine said...

Aruba Blues
It's Island Time

Aruba Blues in daylight,
yellow hints of island light,
All Stars foreshadowing the night,
love those blues, wet sea delight,
nice painting, it's quite the sight.

Linda Popple said...

Nice and colorful!

Kathleen said...

Love this painting!! ...oh, and love the shoes too, btw.:) The colors are just luscious!

c.dingman said...

Love this. the composition and the cast shadows, subtle yellow, everything falls in place terrific.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I agree about the sweet spot. Also,
there's that moment when something clicks and the painting starts to come together .
This is fabulous!