Monday, January 10, 2011

Daydream Believer

12"x12" oil on gessoed masonite artboard

"Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul."
- Gaston Bachelard

Sometimes a song just pops into my head and voila, there's the title for my painting. December and January do seem like contemplative times for me, (perhaps it's the mixed feelings over snow that get me going). But I've continued to focus on color, mixing & placing of complements (opposites on the color wheel). Please contact me for more information about this painting or to purchase.

Now, with a bit of worry over snow comes the preventative measures of the trip to the grocery store.....for milk, bread, veggies, and FLOWERS! I was especially thrilled to find these blue flowers next to the sunflowers. I had to dig through my garden catalog to figure out what they are- agapanthus. A big nor'easter is aiming down on us tonight- gonna make sure I have flowers on hand!

*****Upcoming shows
- Here in CT: I'll be taking part in the Mystic Art Center's Members Exhibition which opens this Friday, January 14th, 5:30-7:30pm. Hope to see you there.

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Blogger Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wow, Roxanne! Love this one. Your study and application of opposites in color is both effective and beautiful. This painting shimmers!

January 10, 2011 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Diane! When I painted it yesterday, I had this 'happy-crazy-joy' of "Breakthrough"...a real cure for a case of the 'Januaries'! :-D

January 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Norma Wilson said...

Gorgeous painting Roxanne! Love the looseness and color choices!

January 11, 2011 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Norma! I've got to admit, this was a real "feel-good" painting for me!

January 11, 2011 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger Pam Holnback said...

I love flowers in the winter, whether in a painting or on a table.

January 11, 2011 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Pam Holnback said...

I love flowers in the winter, whether in a painting or on a table.

January 11, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Pam, me too! They just keep me hanging in there - reminding me that spring will return at some point!

January 11, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Jerry Stocks said...

Agapanthus is a special flower to me. The painting is fantastic in the midst of all this miserable weather. Stay warm and paint on.

January 11, 2011 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Jerry! I hope my flower stash lasts through the blizzard & 'til we get plowed out!

January 11, 2011 at 2:49 PM  

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