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Kinetic Against a Blue Sky
22" x 30"
Watercolor
$  1,800.00
 
A friend, living in Japan, sent me a photograph of exotic maple leaves against a foreign blue sky. The leaves performed a kinetic dance -- twisting and turning in currents of air. As I walked in my own southern backyard that afternoon, I looked up into the trees to see the same kinetic image as the photograph taken so many miles away. Sometimes I forget to notice. This time I painted the Carolina blue sky beaming through yellow-orange maple leaves in celebration of the almost overlooked. To show the wind moving the leaves in a spatial environment, I first wet the paper leaving spots and dashes dry for the leaves. My brush, sopping with blue, swirled paint into the sky. Orange, yellow, and red brushstrokes formed halos around the leaves making them seem like shimmering Kabuki dancers.