|Spring Patterns 9x12 oil|
While drawing skills are a wonderful tool for design, creating a painting is not primarily about rendering what we see. Camera's do that, and have no soul! Our job is to do everything we can to turn what is in front of us (behind us and beside us) into an entertaining visual arrangement on a two dimensional surface that expresses our awareness of beauty, emotion and life.
All that being said, I'm not going to break down what I moved, added, left out and exaggerated in my painting "Spring Patterns". It's about the patterns I found out in the Spring landscape. Oh, except for one thing. Here, in Texas, we have Bluebonnets in the Spring. There were none in the landscape before me. I added their lovely blue notes as part of the Spring patterns I wanted to see in my painting. Do you really care?