vessel holding seed pods: number 37
vessel holding seed pods: number 37

Maybe it’s the impending cold weather but I took a turn to the dark side last week when I began to paint a couple of my vessel series.  I started off bright and cheery and then the wind began to blow the leaves past my studio window as the trees began to shed.  I rather like the result of the bare seedpods in this rustic vessel although my son walked by and said “are you feeling depressed?” I consider the fact that my 17 year old noticed the shift in my paintings and connected it to a shift in my energy as a minor triumph of sorts.  But if you look closely enough, you’ll see the color just beneath the surface of the old, scratchy pot.  The greens of a future springtime are just waiting for their moment again but for now I’m digging the solemnity of a bit of a winter palette.

vessel holding seedpods sitting on my easel
vessel holding seedpods sitting on my easel

This is number 37 sitting on my easel in the living room.  I’m deciding where to hang it.

vessel holding seedpods: still life; vessel series, mixed media on board 16 x 16

(number 37 of 50 in the finish line of the 50:fifty project)

see you later perhaps with some joyful flowers –

Ellen

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