Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Autumn Interlude painting by Anita Williams

Just thought I would add another painting from my "psychedelic period"। (Kids, no hallucinogenic drugs were abused during the painting process।) This is just the way my mind works. This one also started plein air. I was unhappy with the original on site painting and brought it back to my lair/studio/shed. I'm thinking maybe Miles Davis joined me in the studio that evening. The trees are "Kind of Blue". The oranges and yellows were inspired by the actual colors of the autumn leaves which were illuminated by the sun shining through them. I was really going for the relationship of the trees to each other. These three trees are literally interconnected (growing into each other). Now that you see the inner workings of my mind I hope I am not scaring you much. I have other paintings that are not this wild. I meant to upload one today, but it was too large. I will have to play with the resolution a bit.

7 comments:

dive said...

I love your colour palette, Neetzy.
And your composition, too. This is a wonderful and evocative painting.
Plus, Kind Of Blue is my favourite album of all time.
I'm going to put it on right now.

neetzy said...

Thanks Dive,

It is my favorite painting album! I have to burn a new copy of the CD as mine was spoiled by grubby paint fingers.

Barbara said...

This is another great painting. I love the dappled colorful trees in shadow' Are these paintings going up in any special order as you create your blog?

neetzy said...

Thanks Barbara,

These are all paintings I completed over the last year. I had a contract as a resident artist with a Lancaster gallery in which I had to show new paintings every other month. I painted while teaching full time, attending grad school, raising my two kids, etc. I admire the painting a day people. I cannot do that anytime soon, but last year was such a whirlwind that I would like to revisit each piece I painted and comment on the process. So...as for specific order...not really. These were all created during 2007-2008. I received a comment on the swirling vortex so I added my other swirling vortex...

Heather Neill said...

Anita,
enjoying your blog site and the rich color and movement in your paintings. Will check back for more ! Thanks for the link too.
Heather

neetzy said...

Heather,

Thanks for visiting and I appreciate the comment. You are an amazing artist! Some day I hope to be somewhere close to your level!

Tom said...

This is my favorite of the bunch. I enjoy the ride this one takes me on. I think the swirling vortices are much more subtle and nuanced. I can get into this painting without going down the rabbit hole, so to speak. And no pyschotropic substances were used in the writing of this comment - TM