Friday, August 6, 2010
Top: "Nectarine", oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
Bottom: "Nectarine" + "Peach 1"
There's no doubt about it, this Summer has been one of record heat. Even when I am tempted to open all of my studio windows to let in the gorgeous Summer day (and some much needed ventilation.. if you need proof, attempt a conversation with me at the end of a long day in the studio) I refrain: it's just too hot. Thus, I find myself painting a cooler palette. Refreshing greens, cerulean blues, and cool, watermelon-friendly crimsons are at the top of the list. The above "Nectarine", is no exception. Cool and refreshing like the fruit, the cropped image is meant to give just enough away to recoginize the subject while the tone of the background is painted to depict one of those hot, bright Summer days; the ones where you find yourself having lunch at Piedmont park and everything seems to be reflected to the point it's white tones are conquering your vision; bright, hot, and only in the heat of Summer.
"Nectarine" is currently available at Urban Cottage in Virginia Highland, Atlanta (http://www.urbancottageatlanta.com/) along with more of my Summer series.