Tuesday, March 1, 2011

THE JOY OF COLOR

"The JOY you give to others is the JOY that comes back to you." -Anonymous
I am re-posting my painting named "LIGAYA" in honor of my daughter JOY. She is the inspiration behind this oil painting.
MARCH IS A GREEN MONTH With the change of month comes the change of color. I am sure you're tired of the color RED, so it's time to go GREEN. It is a secondary color. By mixing BLUE and YELLOW you get GREEN. On the color wheel Green is the opposite of Red. No wonder when you put these colors side by side, the effect is very gorgeous. Green is a cool and calm color. It also comes in different gorgeous names like emerald, jade, verdant, olive, electric lime, viridescent, java green, etc. Sometimes Green comes in delicious vegetable names like arugula, celery stick , cilantro, green tomato, rhubarb leaf, string beans and many more.
A PAINTING FOR JOY I have a beautiful daughter named JOY. Like her name, she's a joy to behold. Many years ago, I painted this colorful portrait for JOY. This is not a masterpiece like a Rembrandt but I love it. Painting a portrait is very challenging but rewarding. Yes, JOY looks close to this young Latina model in the painting. She has black, long hair, lovely eyes and lips. I apologize that the photo of the painting didn't turn out well. It's a bit blurry. This post is dedicated to JOY who's celebrating another birthday on the 9th (Sunday). "HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOY!!!!"
CLOSE -UP VIEW OF PAINTING This oil painting on canvas is (16" x 20"). The painting is entitled "LIGAYA" - meaning JOY in our native language (Filipino). This painting is among my collections at home. Like this painting JOY brings color to our family and imperfect lives.
THE JOY OF COLOR Just imagine a world without the color green. What if the vegetables we eat are not green but black? Will it look appetizing? Black and white are neutral colors and not consider real color like green or red. So a colorful green food and world bring lots of JOY.

20 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

I enjoyed this tribute to green. It is my favorite color. When I lived in Ireland, my eyes feasted daily on green, green, green. It was marvelous.

Your work is beautiful.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

thankyou your blog is always interesting
PUTTING TOGETHER CD ON MY ART TO SUBMIT TO JURY THE CLIP WILL BE INTRODUCTION

Ebb Tide said...

Sandy-thanks for your greeting and lovely comment. I am glad to know green is your favorite color. I haven't been to Ireland but I heard it'always green and marvelous like what you said.

Ebb Tide said...

Thanks Lloyd. Putting your art on a CD is nice. Send me a copy sometime.

Anonymous said...

Interesting script about the color green. I probably will not eat veggies if they are black....yuck!
Green is more appetizing.

Ebb Tide said...

Anonymous -Thanks for your feedback. Green veggies are more appetizing and also others like orange carrots and red tomatoes.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

I wish you could see my new painting the lady in the lake

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd- thanks for the update on your latest painting. Wow! As always, looking at it brings joy to me.

Anonymous said...

I admire artist who dare paints a portrait or figure in oil. I am sure it's more difficult than painting flowers. Your painting of this liitle lady is very lovely. It's not a Rembrandt but it's your own style.

Ebb Tide said...

Anonymous- Thanks for youe lovely comment. I am trying to do more studies on portrait and figure lately. The harder the subjest the more I am challenge.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for stopping by today!

You are like my mother; she likes soft towels, too!

Angel said...

Enjoy your post. I now look at my colorful world with new artistic eyes.

Ebb Tide said...

Angel- thanks for dropping by again. Yes, colors bring joy to our world and lives. Let's not take colors for granted.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

A FRIEND MADE A WEB SITE WHERE YOU WILL SEE ALL MY ART. WECAN SWAP A PAINTING AS I LIKE YOURS AND ANYONE WOULD BE COLLECTABLEI AM VERY TIRED FINISHED THREE PAINTING IN A BURST OF ENERGY

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd- I hope to see your website soon, so I can look at your paintings. I am glad you like to exchange paintings. I am reading a book "Dear Theo" where Van Gogh's letters to his beloved brother was published. I discovered that Van Gogh exhanged paintings w/ Gauguin, Seurat, Monet, Pissarro, Millet, etc. Nice idea. You never know who will become famous artists someday.

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd- Many people think that painting is like playing, huh? But painting is work, so it's tiring. Where did you get your burst of energy to do 3 paintings? I only paint 3 hours today due to many errands and I am very tired.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

You can not believe what I did today but passesd out nin my chair for an hour it is like the devel is chasing me.All of us are great artists it just takes a collector to reconize it!

Lina P. said...

Once in a while - I go to your blog and always enjoy what I see there.
Thanks for sharing.

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Sonja Funnell said...

Beautiful style, I love the hair.