Love Beads

"Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries."
~ Jack Kerouac

painting love beads in blues and purples

11x14" canvas, fluid acrylics, neocolors

As I was painting this, I was thinking of those psychedelic beads that are hung in place of doors, very retro, 70s-era. My daughter's preschool class created and hung lines of beads vertically in front of their wide windows onto the garden. The sun streaming through the beads was delightful (that was before my camera-toting days). I used all of my blue and purple neocolors, and some random extras.

About a month ago, I splurged on 10 cotton canvases, a big deal for someone who works on paper! I got the Blick Studio Canvas (cotton canvas, pre-primed for acrylic painting). At this size, they're not expensive. I promised myself that I would not hoard them for the "perfect occasion" or keep them for the "perfect idea" that I'd paint masterfully in my someday studio. Do you do that? I'm happy to report that this is the 6th of the canvases I bought. Next, I'm going to get some larger canvases to see what painting on HUGE(R) CANVAS is like.