Friday, February 27, 2015

Abstract with Fruit

Medium: Oils on archival stretched canvas. 
Colors: blues, greens, purples, reds, yellows, grays, cream. 
Size: 8 X 8 X 1.5"
Date:  2.26.15 

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Back to one of my favorite painting subjects.   With all its varieties, shapes and colors, fruit lends itself to such fun "decorative interpretation" making it a special joy to paint.  (I would still say it's folk art and I still say folk art is somewhat abstract.)  I'm about halfway through a new painting of fruit, of sorts,  and then possibly a new mini-scape.

Returning to last week's painting, The Kitty Tree, here are some of the thoughts sent in by people imagining what the little bird might be thinking:

"I'd like to chase a cat" included from last post.
"I'd better get the heck out of here"
"I sure am glad I can fly in case they come down from there."  
"What's wrong with this picture"  
"Considering calling the fire department to get 5 cats out of the tree"
"Can I play too?"
"Well,  you may have taken over the tree but you still can't fly"
"Cats wish they were birds"