Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Geranium Floral Painting, Apricot Glow, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Sometimes I like using a black underpainting so that bits of black paint show up here and there, it reminds me of using the medium of pastels on black paper, which I love the look of, but find I cannot take the chalky dust that they produce.  My hat goes off to all the wonderful pastel artists in the blogging world!

Perhaps all the snow and gray days we have been experiencing lately here in Edmonton, have pushed me to want to go back to some vibrant colors... whatever the reason they are back!  My niece and her partner, just came back from a week long tropical vacation and they had a wonderful time... just hearing about their trip made me feel like I had been there too!  Once you have experienced a tropical destination with sun, sand and surf, it is hard not to 'go there' in your head when someone shares stories of their trip with you.
This pleasant daydreaming/reminiscing is very beneficial because it allows our bodies to re-experience the fun, relaxation and joy all over again, creating a parasympathetic response which can lower our blood pressure, boost our immune system and generally make us feel happier.  Maybe we can all save some money by having 'virtual vacations' now and then, although, as the saying goes, "there is nothing like the real thing!"

$150.00, 10x10 oil on canvas



8 comments:

Julie Hill said...

Ooh just feel that warmth glowing from this piece. I like it Kim!

Carol Nelson said...

Love this, Kim. I just posted an abstract with the same color scheme.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Love the shapes in this Kim. Beautiful!

Diana Marshall said...

Love this, the colours and the shapes, I too enjoy painting on a black canvas, gives a different effect than a white one.

Kathy Cousart said...

Kim,
These are just the prettiest colors ever! Love the warm shades of the apricot colors that you set off with the gorgeous greens. Such a wonderful painting.

Karen Bruson said...

This came out great. Love your edges.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love the green and red. Terrific piece!

Gwen Bell said...

Gorgeous as usual! I really like the way the black ground peeks out as an outline around the blossoms.