Spring Colors - Mountain Style

Spring is the season of new beginnings. It is celebrated by many different nations and cultures in several different ways. Some celebrations are religious oriented while others are related to nature. Spring is a time of bright colors and refreshing sunshine, a revitalizing time, perhaps a time of family reunion and second chance opportunities. Fresh buds bloom, animals awaken and the earth seems to come to life again. Many see spring as a time of rebirth.

There are several quotes associated to spring. Here are a few that you may find interesting or humorous –

— Mark Twain “It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want — oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

 — Carl Friedrich Gauss “Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.”

 - Margaret Atwood “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

 — and  Robert Orben “spring is God's way of saying, 'One more time!'”

 My painting titled “Spring Colors –Mountain Style” is my attempt at capturing the spirit and colors of spring that might be experienced on an early spring morning while viewing mountain foliage and wild flowers as they glow in the rising morning sun.

 This painting was an experiment and  great learning experience related to paint qualities and blending of colors. The paint is acrylic with translucent qualities. The blending was done by multiple applications of highly thinned paint. Each application was allowed to dry or at least setup before the next application. The challenge became applying the very thin acrylic translucent  paint and being able to blend colors without breaking them.

 Hope you enjoy viewing this painting. Best wishes for a great spring and a renewal of yourself as needed for whatever is in your future.

 The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County has selected “Stretch Run” a painting inspired by the 2018 Preakness in Baltimore, MD for the BWI Thurgood Marshall Exhibit 25, titled“Movement”. The show officially opened  March 18, 2019 and will run until July 17, 2019. The exhibit is located at BWI airport between concords “C” and “D”.

"Stretch Run" is shown below.

Mark Keathley’s painting titled “Seasons of Life II- Spring's Renewal” is displayed on the Interest-and-Influence-Photos page this month. Also included on that page is his Artist Statement and a link to his web site. Place your cursor over his web site name and click once to go to his site. Return to this  site by pressing the back arrow (upper right corner of screen for Windows users). If you take a look at his painting, read his Artist Statement, and take a glance at his web site, I think you’ll gain a great appreciation of his skills and passion for painting as well as how his paintings embody his love of life.

I hope you can agree with me that his painting fits the theme of early spring and is another demonstration of Mr. Keathley’s terrific artistic skills. Mark Keathley is the type of artist that I aspire to be.

Prints of all my paintings shown here can be obtained for very reasonable prices by going to the "Shop" page.

If you have thoughts or comments about my paintings or website please email me at rschimpf1943@gmail.com.

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