Saturday, February 5, 2011

I'm Thalo, or not to Thalo.

I'm Thalo, or not to Thalo. That is the question.
You see, I have rarely brought out the blue or the green tubes in ANY of my paintings.  To me, thalo represents flash and glitter, or maybe neon lights, or possibly stiletto heels. Kinda like Vegas, I guess.
I am more the granola crunching, Tom's shoe wearing, natural mid-day light kind of gal...and painter. More like Durango, Colorado than Las Vegas, Nevada!
That's right!!
In the past, when I have attempted mixing in a bit of this vibrant (and garish) hue, I have suffered disastrous results. The colors become loud and commercial and scream for attention. On top of that, the color mix seems to thin and I see through the paint. Imagine fingernail polish on a 7th grader.
But here's the thing.....
I'm painting an agave and half of it is in light (all moss and lime and butter) and the other half is in deep shade (imagine indigo dusk and fir trees and caribbean water). Thalo is calling me. If I am brave and put on those fishnet stockings and stilettos I will get results. How else will I achieve the limes and the caribbean waters? Thalo is calling me.
I am singing an old song in my head. Goes something like this:

"You gotta be bad, You gotta be bold, You gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, You gotta be tough, You gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, You gotta be calm, You got to stay together
All I know, all I know
Thalo will save the day!"

Or something like that, anyway.
I'm getting inspired.
I'll find the video, so you can sing along.
I think her name is Des'ree.
See ya!

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