Saturday, January 17, 2009

Red is the color


















I have not painted in red before and I thought it would be easy after white. Once I got the background down I had no clue what to do next. I thought of a painting with a sweeping dress but felt constrained by my journal size. My pages are 7 x 9. Perhaps I need to try that on a canvas. Red just speaks passion to me. Passion about life and art and living authentically. I also think of red wine, which is my favorite especially Merlot. So I named her Merlot Lady. I like to think she has a merlot colored velvet dress on and that she is going to a special event. I think she should have some fantastic jewel on maybe I will add one later. I need to move on to yellow now.

7 comments:

Julie said...

I like merlot too - will have some tonight. I like Merlot Lady a lot. I like the fact that the background is not just plain red but red/black.

angel said...

kate,
i love her eyes. and i agree with you about the feelings red evokes.
wish we could have a glass of merlot together some day...maybe i will see you at another retreat!
angel

Gillian said...

A page a day is a huge commitment Kate!
I love the Merlot lady, I paint a lot with red backgrounds. I am drawn to them!
xoxo

Tina said...

Lovely. This reminds of those old fashioned portraits where the sitter is dressed in their best and very solemn.

Pam Aries said...

Ok..now THIS one is my favorite! I love the rich colors!

joanne said...

gorgeous...the contrasts are just stunning and her eyes just pop out of the page...

Shopgirl said...

This is my red time in life. I seem to be drawn to it...so red is my favorite, but they are all very special. You are growing with every new idea and it is wonderful to come see your art.
Hugs