Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Spring Fling.

New Birches  30x40
Acrylic on Canvas
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It's all about climate change. I know that it's a bad thing for the plants and animals and for us humans as well. I've read the literature and seen the movie. I completely agree with Al Gore, but I have to admit that when the weather gets like it is today (April temps in January) I'm thrilled.

I (and the 2 cats) have spring fever in the studio today. Painting with the windows wide open and enjoying the smells of spring wafting in the window. Today I don't even mind the loudness of the trucks as they come by to make their deliveries. That's just part of living in the heart of the city. It's part of the ambiance.

What I paint is definitely dictated by the weather. Today was not the day to paint my moody cityscapes but rather a day to paint spring in all it's glory. 'New Birches' is just about finished. All I have left to do is to sign the painting and varnish it. Canvas panels have been prepared and I'm getting right back to work, starting a new series of birches. I just can't stop painting them. They make me happy. 

Even if it's just for a day, I'm soaking it all in and enjoying this spring fling.