Paintings by Dianne Mize

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Why Not Celebrate

Yesterday, for the first time since just before Thanksgiving, I woke up ready to paint.  And just as I had done every day before Howard became ill, I got my coffee, went straight to the studio and touched brush to canvas.  It didn't make any difference what the subject would be, I just wanted to paint.  And so I opened my file of photos I shot from my kitchen window during our last snowstorm and found this male cardinal at the foot of the bird feeder.  
"Why Not Celebrate"    Oil on Canvas   11" x 14"
This morning listening to Krista Tippett's "On Being,"  I heard a quote but didn't catch its author:  "Wherever you go, there you are."  Today, with the title of this painting, I add this:  Why not celebrate.

Enjoy your Sunday.
(Later:  The "Wherever you go..." quote is from the title of a book by Jon Kabat-Zinn available from Amazon HERE)


Sharon Wright said...

A little gem, Dianne.

Anonymous said...

Dianne, I must tell you I love viewing your art. I am a wanna be artist and working with oils and have just started taking lessons with water color. I love your style.and subjects.Thanks for sharing,Ann Brooks,