just for the joy of creating
both are beautiful, the picture and haiku
IrisYou are so kind to visit my blog. Thanks for your encouraging comments.Steven
Hi Steven,Great work! I see a "Gauguin-esq" quality to the colors and shapes. Not in a copying or derivative manner, but a truly inspired "Dunn".Bravo, Steven!Sincerely,Gary.
Hi Gary Well I guess you're right about the colors and shapes that I have used here-they do seem to evoke a Gauguin sort of spark. I've never really "studied" his art, however I have enjoyed viewing it many times in my life. I sketched during early morning hours at Julian Price Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway-enjoyed sitting by a lovely stream and could look in any direction and find beautiful vistas to interpret. Later, back in my studio in Winston-Salem, I opened my sketchbook and decided to paint this. It evolved, of course, through the painting process, as most paintings do, to what you see here. Thanks for visiting and commenting. It's always good to hear from you.Your blog friendSteven
Steven, this piece is stunning. It conveys to me a sense of peace and balance.
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Thank you Sharman and thanks for visiting!Steven