mixed media

August Monsoon

August Monsoon

The weather has begun to warm up here in the Southwestern United States.  Hot days are ahead and it has me thinking about summer thunderstorms.  You can see them roll in from a distance; the sky goes grey and dark.  When it happens at sunset, amazing colors light up the sky.  Monsoon season is the only thing I like about our hot summers, a brief respite from the hot sun.

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Inviting Autumn

Inviting Autumn

This week's Deconstructing Color palette only resulted in one finished piece.  I worked most of the week on her, pushing and pulling color.  When I first created it, it began as an abstract artwork as I simply played with the colors in the palette.  The palette was supposed to be the colors found in heirloom tomatoes, but as it turns out, those are the same colors found in autumn leaves.

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