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Friday, January 14, 2011

Alameda Alley or The Old Sheds

The Old Sheds, 20x30
I found these old sheds while walking the alleys off of Alameda and Downing Street in Denver. It is a bit different view for this series, as I sat on the ground to get everything in the photo I wanted. I liked the feeling of the shade giving a feeling of respite from the sun. This painting was a challenge for me and I was "stuck" for quite awhile before I was able to really get through it. (see this post of this painting in progress) I have a few thoughts as to whether this is "finished" or not, but it is a painting you now can walk into.

My new mantra for the new year is going to be a quote I came across today: "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple – that's creativity."
~Charles Mingus

I get stuck because I try to make the simple complicated. This may be the subject for a blog post all on its own.


Aloha Sistah said...

You totally nailed the color of the recycling bins-it pops out against the more neutral colors of the sheds. To be oh so green, I'd call this painting "Recycling Day."

victoriasart said...

Okay, "Recycling Day" it is.