"Stargazer" and "Fly Me to the Moon" - mixed media on canvas paper, each 9" x 11". Available on Artfinder.
Recently I've been drawn to blue. Blue titles (Blue Wild collaborative book and "Blue Wild" art show) along with the color blue in my house (I've pulled out all the blue-themed paintings and curated them in each room), blue paint (all the blues on the top of my paint bin because I grab them first) blue jeans (because it is finally cooler in Florida) blue dishes (from New York Mart, my favorite local asian food/housewares store) and more and more blue.
Why is it our eyes and senses can become highly attuned to one thing to the exclusion of all others? I can see all the subtlety in shades of blue right now. And all other colors look too simple. I can see how blue marries green on one side and purple on the other. And I don't want to stray too far from there.
I know this will pass...like my love affair with red and pink last year, and my wardrobe obsession with black a few years before that. But right now, blue is a fabulous place to play.
Blue can be a mood. To me, blue is often a serene mood - introspective and calm, curious and contemplative. A day under blue skies by the blue-green waters of the ocean. But blue can also be wild and untamed - the same waters stirred before a storm; the blue-gray of tempestuous skies.
I met a man in a blue wild mood in a parking lot yesterday. Glassy-eyed and wirey, holding a bottle in a paper bag. And from this man emerged the most beautiful poetry, recited with inflection and enunciation and passion - wild and wonderful and completely unexpected. A little blue gem to tuck into a joy pocket. :)
Join me this evening from 6-8 pm at ArtServe for the opening of Blue Wild. Show runs through December 29.