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Happy New Year

January 5, 2021

It feels good to be in 2021! I hope it’s a wonderful year for you.

Lately I’ve been enthralled with the combination of Cadmium Red Light adjacent to Quinacridone Magenta. Side by side, one over the other, no matter how you get those two close together, it’s a jangly pairing of colors that almost vibrates on the canvas. Talk about activating the painting’s surface!

In pursuit of giving credit where credit’s due, here’s the pastel sketch that got me moving my brush in that direction a few months back. The subject is a Norway Maple that grows on the west slope in front of our house. It's a bit of a scrubby specimen, but more than makes up for its lack of shapeliness with a spectacular display every fall. You already know what color it is!

“Got a feeling 21 is gonna be a good year”

~ Pete Townsend



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