Started at the docks in Camden, Maine as a plein air sketch (5x7) and ended with a fun 16x20 here in the studio.
Her Day Off
16x20 oil on linen canvas
Have you ever noticed that of all the colors an artist uses, only the cadmium family of colors share the ability to leap from the palette onto any surface; rugs, walls, dressers drawers, frames, paintings, plates of food, tea cups, coffee cups, water glasses, eye glasses, eyes, fingers, toes, hair, other body parts ( some not mentionable) hats, gloves, dogs, spiders, ants....
Cadmium orange, being the strongest and worst migrator can be found anywhere. It's weaker cousin Cadmium yellow is less aggressive but just as wide spread. I believe I will start documenting the willful migration of the dreaded cadmium family. Perhaps science will one day discover that they are actually living organisms with an evolutionary need to expand from the studio, where they breed, to other environments. Or are they actually like parasites carried by a host artist to other hosts, unaware of their presence. hmmmmmm.
...or perhaps I'm just a messy artist who isn't being careful around wet paint.