This month's inspiration painting is Brown River by Wayne Thiebaud.
I love it !!! What wonderful color and light !!!
I'll admit I like a bit of snow and frost during the holidays.
I suppose because it brings to mind my childhood Christmases . But, right now I am ready for SPRING !!! This painting just spoke to me of Springtime . I could almost feel the warm sunshine and see bright flowers starting to bloom .Even the title "Brown River " brought to mind the muddy little rivulets the Spring rains create in my garden!
I'll take a moment here to admit I am a confessed bead hoarder .
I buy beads... because I like them....because I want them ...but, rarely because I really need them !!!
I don't usually sell my jewelry creations .Most of my designs I keep for myself or gift to friends and family.
True to my bead hoarding nature,on New Years Eve I purchased several strands of the most lovey,sparkly Czech crystal beads.
The only thing I had in mind for the beads was to hold them,admire how they caught the light and finally store them away for some unknown future project.
Imagine my surprise when ABS posted the inspiration painting ! My new beads were all the colors of the rows of foliage in the foreground ! They looked to me just like those little rows ! And they captured Thiebaud's illusion of light perfectly !!!
I actually had bought something I could use right away!!!!!!!!
I was so happy I didn't want to add too much to detract from my new beads. I made some bright flowers and a very sunny heart. The shapes seemed to mimic the curves in the painting .Then all that seemed to be needed was a foliage inspired toggle and a wonderful antique brass bead in the same curve of the river .
It's freezing cold and snowy at my house this week.
Spring seems to be such a long way off.......
But, I now I have a nice dose of light and color to see me through these dreary days.
Thank you Art Bead Scene!!!
Are you ready for some bright color this week?
Stay warm ...and
Bead Happy ,
|"Brown River" collage|