Sunday, September 23, 2012
Our second painting was a long process: first a wash of yellow for sunlight from above. Again blue for water in the earth below. Then a wash of red over the blue creates purple for the dark of the earth. Then we planted a blue little seed. Washing clean and wiping our brushes dry, we took away paint to create white roots growing down. The blue seed sprouted up into the yellow light and created the green shoots. Growing up the stems to branch out into true leaves, the green raised itself up towards the sun and contracted into little buds. How to show the yellow blossoms when the background is also yellow? We brought red from above and created the yellow leaves by surrounding them with the warmth of the sun, revealing the thin, delicate blossoms that are almost more light and color than substance.