Monday, May 26, 2014

Highbush Blueberry in Winter

Highbush Blueberry, Winter, 2011, 34" x 24", Oil on Board

Highbush Blue Berry in Winter, 2014, 34"x24", Oil on Board

Blue is not necessarily the coolest color.  After recently seeing Childe Hassam's painting of Boston Common at Twilight I realized that I was going about this painting all wrong.  The blue just simply wasn't making the orange tree pop like it should.  

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms, 10"x10", Oil on Board
The cherry blossoms have now all fallen to the ground, replaced by tender green leaves.  The lilacs are in full bloom as are the Kousa dogwood.  And I have a blank canvas waiting for my decision.