Friday, January 29, 2010
Dot dot dot...
Do the winter grays have you craving juicy, sunny colors? You need to waltz through the paintings of Paul Signac. They're sure to goose your creative muse.
I once tried to copy this one.
Silly me. I thought pointillism would be easy to mimic. I mean, the colors are already separated for you, in neat little dots or dashes of pure color against white. How hard could it be to just reproduce the colors on a canvas of my own?
Answer: Very hard. Almost impossible, at least for me.
Isn't that so often the case? What looks childlike and simple is really quite complex. I gave up about one third of the way through and started something new.
So now I look upon this tree and marvel.
And look, Signac managed to apply his technique to winter scenes too.
Lovely! I hope this painting brings us good luck for snow this weekend. Old Winter Warlock hasn't visited us yet this winter, and we need one good snowball fight before the crocuses start blooming.
Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!