Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yellow Morning

My friend Eric used to say that there are two kinds of painters; those who do real art, and those that paint something to match your furniture. I have resented that assumption for years because I think I can do both. Since I am often designing the room the painting will go in as well, I often think of the art as an accessory. I always think about the room the painting is going to go in before I paint because a painting that has no reference to the space doesn't have as much meaning. This painting, however, might have been a bit of a turning point for me. I felt like it came straight from my heart. I didn't create it to match anything except what was going on inside me. It was very liberating to paint with no destination in mind. I love it finished and want to design a room for it to go in. This time the art definitely comes before the room. I think it would look great above a mantle or even a small couch. I love that it is in panels. It is also on canvas that is 2 1/2" thick which makes it really cool from the side too.
in progress...


first analysis.... needed a few changes....

Finished!
I would love feedback on this one, negative and positive... what do you see, how does it make you feel? Would you like it in your home? Where does it belong?

6 comments:

Juliana said...

Love it :) The colors are bright and cheerful. The round shapes remind me of bubbles, which makes me want to think the whole thing is underwater!

Amy Evans said...

I don't know what those people who don't like it are talking about, I love it and it's definately a butterfly wing- monarch? and flowers. It's go great on a slate blue green wall- or rusty red!

Nashelle said...

I LOVE it!! The final touches wrapped it all up so well. I just love the detail of the wing. I don't know where specifically I would put it but the first thing I pictured was in a room full of warm setting sunlight, don't know why. Great job, Melody, honestly!

Diann said...

Hi Melody!

I didn't even know you had this art blog!
I love the triptych! I think the colors are warm and inviting. And the design is beautiful!

Have a great day!

Beth said...

It's beautiful Melody.

The Posse said...

"I wahnt thet"... It belongs in my kitchen. Or my bedroom. Or my family room. Or guest room. It just makes me happy looking at it, it's life and beautiful.