Saturday, July 3, 2010
Orange is the color of energy!
Yesterday I was home in the studio on a rainy Central Texas day, preparing my canvas for the next Aspen images to be featured in the upcoming show "Poet Tree" at studio2gallery in Austin, TX.
While I was in Colorado, my brother, musician and songwriter,
Bob Rea, drove me up into the high country to gather aspen images and sketches. I wanted to reconnect with my remembered feelings about Colorado, and recharge my visual memory with sensory perception. As I lay in the Aspen grove looking up into the canopy ovehead, listening to the quiet rustle of Aspen trees in the cool, Colorado air, I rested my eyes and saw a bright orange "negative" image created by the light filtered though closed eyes. As I drove from Durango, CO, back to Albuquerque NM, this image kept reappearing, and I began to think about how I would paint this fleeting memory. The process of keeping a feeling alive until it can be put on canvas is an artist's challenge.
Happy Painting to all!