Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Art and Beauty Tuesday--Dianne Mize
Ready to Leap by Dianne Mize is a beautifully complex painting of a white squirrel on a tree. As is true in nature, Mize uses many different colors to express the white fur of the squirrel. We see blue-greys and orange-yellows along with white highlights. Each color group stands out in obvious brush strokes, while at the same time, being softly blended.
The orange-yellow on the squirrel is picked up in the background foliage to the right, along with a spring green which we also see on the tree trunk.
All this color-sharing serves to further soften and blend the image into the background in a delightfully diffused way.