Friday, January 25, 2008


One of the first days I was in Memphis I visited the The Pink Palace Mansion, which is the headquarters for The Pink Palace Family of Museums. Before leaving I purchased a book on the mansion. When I started painting these paintings I seized upon a motif from a photo in the book. It was part of a decorative plasterwork located in one of the rooms of the house. That is the basis for the image you see in this painting. I went with pink for the color of the motif since came from the Pink House Mansion.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"


  1. Lovely colors. Almost makes me think of underwater plants, for some reason.

  2. This is the first time I've had an underwater interpretation of this painting. That's the fun part about working abstractly. A viewer will see something differently.

    Mo : )

  3. In this case a lot of the dots make me think of bubbles & the pink area is reminiscent of a trident (in a way) or a seaweed.
    (I like doing abstracts now & again because it's less stressful in a way...kind of "no rules" painting.)