color and spring significance
Spring Start – digital painting for art prints – Dan Beck 2009
In the Salinas Valley – if feels like spring starts in February – which is when this piece was created. The crops are spottily coming in and the hills and mountains are beginning to show green. As seen above, the dirt is still the most prevalent feature to the landscape, but the colors are becoming rich. And though the change from winter to spring is much less clear than in most other parts of the country, it is nevertheless, a noticeable change and a welcome feeling.
If you are not from around here, you might not recognize the irrigation in the background – but this is the way it looks from a distance. Many liberties taken with the emerging rows of young lettuce – but as I have written too many times – it is more about the feeling than the literalness.
I rely on no camera – just the lasting impression from what I spied. Like the beginning of Spring – this is a first for me… a new article with a standard wordpress blog – instead of the customized version I had grown accustomed to – but had neglected. With the new standard blog – I have subscribers – but I don’t know what that means – perhaps one of you can explain it with a comment. Are you informed when I post?
- Original Art – discussion of what it means and how it pertains to digital painting and its prints