It’s been raining here for days. It’s raining right now. And will be all day tomorrow. I know… April Showers Bring May Flowers. But I think we have gotten plenty. Bring in the sun! So tonight I am featuring artwork about, what else, the rain!
What I’m drinking? Something new my friend Suzanne taught me last week: Iced Lemonade with a little red wine slowly poured on top. So pretty. And pretty tasty. However, I’m not listening to any music tonight. Instead I’m in our living room on a chair with a comforter, my feet up and the TV on. I have a little spring cold and I’m a bit cranky which Mr. Basketmaker can attest to.
My first image’s colors and composition depict how I’m feeling right about now… 🙁
What’s a ‘Fer Bravais’ you ask? I didn’t know either so I looked it up. The above image is an old advertising piece for a newly invented ‘medicine’ product. A French chemist named Raoul Bravais was the first to create a medicine-type preparation on a large scale which was his special formula of dialysed iron. It became known as “Fer Bravais.”
This next one doesn’t depict rain but it involves water since it’s a Watercolor painting. A nice abstract bright one.
If I was going to paint an abstract of rain drops, it would probably be something similar to this. Love this artist’s color palette.
I’ll finish with a photo of rain drops, which is the purpose of my Art Walk to begin with — you never know where you will find inspiration for your next project. Photo below has great composition for the beginnings of an abstract painting, which I will be adding to my painting list.
Have a good evening! And let me know if any of the art I curate for y’all has inspired you for a particular project. Would also love to see it!
Just finished three more paintings for my upcoming show. I actually work on over a dozen paintings at the same time. These were started about a year ago. It’s a long process of layering and uncovering and layering again. And then I cycle through all the different pieces, reworking, etc. It’s a constant rotation and back and forth between all the open projects.
If I ever get to revising my website (It has been on my TO DO list since 2003, not joking) I could direct you to all the paintings I have ready for my solo show in June. I have to get that site done soon!