Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
|"A Capella" 16" x 12" Oil on Canvas|
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The point of view is pretty much the same as "Winter's Birth," located just to the left of "Winter Morning on the Tallulah." This section of the Tallulah has always been my favorite. Here the river is quiet and serene as it takes a u-turn towards another direction. And this tree double tree stops me every time I go to the river. Perhaps I'm caught by its duality: two distinct trunks growing from the same root system, singing trio with the river, A Capella.
Posted by Dianne Mize at 9:50 AM
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
|"Winter Morning on Tallulah Road" 16" x 12" Oil on Canvas|
This week's painting is a section of the Tallulah road from a photo shoot I did last January. It was early in the morning at a time when clouds were taking turns diffusing the sunlight. Shadows across the road were alternating between disappearing and appearing again. At times when they were clearly defined, the greens of the mountain laurel and rhododendron sparkled and the grays in the woods reflected subtle reds, purples and blues.
And it was so cold ice cycles were hanging from rocks in areas blocked from the sunlight. But I was so intent on capturing what the light was doing to those grays, I didn't notice my freezing fingers until I was back in the car.
Posted by Dianne Mize at 10:32 AM
Sunday, December 4, 2011
|"Winter's Birth" 8" x 10" Oil on Board|
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This little painting is taken from one of my favorite spots on the Tallulah River where the river takes an S-curve, almost as if it's circling back. It's one of the few places where the waters are quiet. At this time of year all the summer's foliage has gone, leaving only scant spots of green from the pines, firs, laurel and rhododendrun. This absence of greens allows the colors among the grays to become the stars. Looking more closely and without prejudice, you can see purples, blues, yellows, oranges, reds and yes, greens.
Think about it. We have a communal notion that grays are drab and depressing. But isn't that a prejudice that prevents us from seeing all the colors inherent in those grays? It all makes me wonder how much I have deprived myself from experiencing just because I approached things from an opinion rather than an open mind.