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.


TACParent said...

I think I know this guy! (as in the squirrel) ;)

Staying in Balance said...

I know! I actually thought of you when I saw this picture. He'd make a great companion for Uno! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful painting...really captures the personality of the squirrel...God bless!

Barbara Schoeneberger said...

So lovely. She put a really cute face on that squirrel.

Staying in Balance said...

I think it's a wonderful painting. Glad you all enjoyed it.

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