Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Madrone Skies, 10x12
Earlier this Spring, when only the skunk cabbage showed signs of blooming, I painted this in a park in south Seattle. Concentrating on the silhouette of the madrone (some say 'ma-drone' and some say 'ma-dro-na') I didn't notice what was happening in the composition.
What do you think bothers me? It's painted pretty well, the colors are good...even interesting...but there is something about the way it was composed. If you think you know, make a comment and enter for this month's drawing at the same time. Go to: http://darrellanderson.blogspot.com/ and make a comment.
They say never to publically criticize your own work. Nuts to that.... I'll let you know what bugs me about this one in the next posting and you can see if we agree.
Another thing...but not about art (or maybe it is). One of my favorite places on the web is TED where I can hear talks from interesting people. Here is an inspiring talk by a young man from Malawi who at age 14, in trying to help out his family and village, became an international star. The human spirit can be so amazing. http://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_how_i_harnessed_the_wind.html