10th Entry, May 13th 2008
When it comes to getting an element to gift you with it's colours there are a few methods one can try.
If one really looks at these little guys and forgives them their reputation they can see something beautiful. Not only the delicate petals packed into a square inch sometimes by the hundreds but a bright snap of creation's purest yellow. It almost says "Hey!! Get Over Here! Lighten up!" they're just cute little persistent buggers to me.
If left in the air the color mostly fades after some time or turns a rustic mustard tone. It is this technique (among others) I used in the piece photographed above titled "past that comes between us". It's one of those things that even if you're not a painter it's fun to try.
The work itself is based on a true story of a couple that had simply gone through too much together. There are literally over seventy faces in the piece. I wanted to reflect the emotion that I believe we all have experienced when we accept that it's done and done.