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Art of the Day: Friday February 25, 2011

Cyclamen

- by Kris Jean

This week's theme: Green

Green is an interesting colour. It can represent the new life of spring, tranquility and health or illness, infection and jealousy. In nature, green acts as a neutral. It's the backdrop to every other colour and it makes them stand out. There is so much green in our natural environment that we are comfortable with green. Of all the colours, we can see the widest variety of green and green is second only to blue as our favourite colour. The next time you're out, take the time to notice the colours around you. It's likely you'll discover that there's more green to be seen than you may have thought.


Art: Cyclamen by Artist Kris Jean

Two weeks ago I learned my boyfriend of 4 years was moving to TN for a year for job training. This kinda turned my world upside down, and really threw me. I still have 9 days left with him before he goes (as of this posting).

In searching for a distraction, (in true Kris Jean style so as to not have to deal with this mentally, even though I know it's going to happen) - I found the EBSQ show for Cyclamen. I felt a certain bond with the flowers. At first glance, they look like a regular flower, but they kind of bloom upside down. Like they live in a topsy-turvy world.

Looks like I need to take a page from the book of Cyclamen, and adapt to my new situation - even if it means blooming upside down. When I'm down I usually paint in Black & White, but this go around I tried something different. I painted a "happy" painting.

It's only a year right?

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