Friday, June 13, 2008


This is a recent piece I painted for a small group show at the Louisiana State Archives. The show's title was "Products of Higher Education." Tomorrow I have to go to Baton Rouge to pick up the art.

For this show I aimed at a masculine look for my pieces. In doing so I worked with some colors I don't use as often - which creating these works a challenge.

watercolor on paper, 11.75" x 14.625"


  1. Very interesting. I think the colors work well.
    Got a question for you...I recently read that paintings with a fair amount of orange don't tend to be good sellers, as they don't often lend easily to fitting into someone's decor. Do you find this to be true, or do you have any opinion on the subject, in general?
    Similarly, I've heard that red is "hot." I tend to ignore such things & paint what I want, but wondered what you might have to say on it.

  2. lana:

    There hasn’t been a consistent pattern of what colors do sell and what colors do not sell. I’m just happy that out of my 78 completed 5” x 5” dot paintings that 42 have sold and that out of my 24 completed 6” x 6” dot paintings 20 have sold. In the meantime I just vary the colors I use.

    Mo :D

  3. Mo, this reminds me of lily pads floating on a pond. :) I like it.

  4. Daisy:

    I never thought of that . . .

    Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.

    Mo : D