Friday, March 1, 2013


I realized yesterday when I was taking down my show 
at the Keokuk Art Center
 that I had never posted some of the larger
 non - "30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge" paintings.

Arbor Dance  

12 x 20 - oil on panel

I did a pastel of these redbuds at a Doug Dawson workshop in St. Louis
a number of years ago.  
I have shown that painting but have never offered it for sale. 
It was a "mile marker " of a sort and I have kept it
 as a reminder of the benefits of simplification.

I have always wanted to see if I could reproduce the freshness 
of that pastel in oil paint.
It is similar but altogether a different beast.
The colors are more powerful in oil, 
the pastel has a more ephemeral quality.

These little redbuds are now in the gallery 
at the Fort Madison Art Center
where I hope they will inspire spring to come a little more quickly.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this one. We could use a little spring.