Friday, March 31, 2017

When You're Smiling

After posting all those blues and grays from my Breathing Space series, I was ready to play with a new palette.  I am exploring some of the ideas from Breathing Space, but with bright, cheery colors.  To keep them from getting too sweet, I am tempering them with black or charcoal.

I started this one to work on that open center composition again.  I was in my Nia class and Louis Armstrong's "When You're Smiling" was one of the songs we danced to.  It immediately made me feel happy, and I knew it was the title for this painting.

"When You're Smiling" acrylic on paper, 11x14"


Dreamcicle Journeys said...

Love the colors, energy and openness of this painting.

Robin Olsen said...

Thanks Paula! It seemed to be what I needed after too many gray days.