Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Art and Beauty Tuesday--Amanda Collins

This painting is called "Grove" by Amanda Mossmottle.  I usually don't go quite this abstract, but I was struck by the color choice and frequency in this painting.  The "early spring green" along with "earth brown" predominates, while the splashes of "lemon yellow" of varying sizes made me think, right away, of the daffodils that are just beginning to bloom here.  This one really expresses the world in early Spring.

I've always been attracted to paintings where the paint is thickly laid on, like this one, as well.

As this painting implies, the world still looks muddy, but we are seeing the hope of Spring.

You can purchase this painting and look at her other work at her Etsy store.


Barbara Schoeneberger said...

Lovely colors. I'm with you on the thickly applied paint. It gives substance to the image.

Staying in Balance said...

I was very much in a mood that was reflected in the color choices that day.

Amanda Collis said...

Hi, thanks so much for featuring my work! I appreciate your support. My name is Amanda Collis by the way; "Mossmottle" is the name of my etsy shop :-)

Staying in Balance said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Amanda!! I love it when featured artists visit!

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