~ In landscape painting the thing that is of importance to artistic expression is the "landscape sense," a sense that makes us feel the weight of the mountain, feel the float of a cloud, feel the rhythmic read of a tree, the hardness of a stone. If we do not feel these things about a landscape,
we miss one
of its biggest qualities.
~ ~ ~John F. Carlson
For February I wanted to paint something red for Valentines Day, but, not necessarily something with hearts or flowers. Hmmm, not ketchup, not a tomato or cherry (not in season) ... ahhh, I know, how about beets.
I don't paint a lot of still life's but I loved how pretty my beets looked in the yellow bowl. After cropping the original photo I put it into Photoshop and pixilated it. I think it might have made it easier for me to see some colors that might not have been as easy for me to see. Always experimenting.
I love beets. I love the way they taste and the way they look. I ❤ beets. I think even Sonny and Cher like beets ...