Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day

April Abstract #2.
Acrylic on 11x14 board.

Eons ago I fell in love with a painting in a gallery window in Carmel, Ca. that I studied off and on for awhile. The lines attracted me but what I remember most was the ocean that was created with a few colors and bold brush strokes. That painting had a red and orange setting sun; this painting had other ideas. You never know what direction a painting is going to go in.

"Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature."  ~Dennis Gabor, Inventing the Future, 1963

Every April white cactus blooms often greet me in the morning, only to fold up by evening ending their day of glory. So far this year I've taken around 40 photographs, always looking for a different viewpoint. Most of the cactus are grouped together in the garden, but a pot of them provided something new; two blooms side-by-side plus a bonus flower bud.

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Happy Earth day here.


Penny said...

I really like this one.

PAMO said...

I love the painting Gail. It's gorgeous! It really caught my eye.

And the photograph is gorgeous too- a beauty!!!

Anonymous said...

I like lines too and I really like the painting. It looks like anything--ships or trees or light poles. Great photo of the cactus twins.