Saturday, March 12, 2011

Daylight Savings Time - What It Means to an Artist!

Spring Smile
Watercolor 9" x 12" Mats to 14" x 16"

Daylight savings time starts tomorrow!  Although I don't enjoy "losing" that hour's sleep when our clock's spring forward, I do enjoy the end result - later sunsets!  Even though the number of daylight hours don't change with daylight savings time,  the daylight hours are found on the clock at a time when I can better use them. 

What does that mean to an artist?   Well, to me, it means that I have more daylight hours when I am awake to paint.  (It also gives me more time for yard work which will soon be needed with the coming of Spring.....but that is another story!)  There is just "something" about natural light when painting. 

March 20th is the first day of Spring, but I am already working on spring paintings and preparing my lesson plans for teaching the "spring palette."    I'll discuss the spring palette in upcoming blogs.  But, as you are outside the next week, take a look around at what's blooming in your area...even if it is weeds.  What is the dominate color?

Until next blog....take a nap and rest up for "springing forward!"

Happy Painting!

1 comment:

Mary Lou Bachman said...

Love this gentle little flower painting...such soft, transparent colors.