Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The one image that has been seared into my brain is the underwater video of the continuous oil leak. I’ve been mulling over how to depict it. Finally I decided it best not to be bound by the colors. I chose a yellow-orange background. Then I consulted my color wheel to determine a compliment. I began mixing blue and purple to make some blue violet shades. The result is an abstraction of the oil leak.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"


  1. I've seen that continuous video, Mo. It is horrifying and mesmerizing at the same time.

    Nice job with this painting. I hope you get to paint one of how they figure out a way to make the leak stop soon.

    Happy Memorial day to you!

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you.

    On Sunday my local newspaper has some beautiful photo shots of the spill. The article talked about the images as art.

    I am anxious for them to find a solution soon. Hurricane season starts tomorrow. Tropical storms and hurricanes certainly will complicate matters.

    You a happy Memorial Day too! : D

    Mo : )