Sunday, May 09, 2010


The oil spill continues to fill my local newspaper with photos and graphics. An image of rusty orange oil floating on top of Gulf of Mexico water caught my attention. I chose a yellow-green background canvas I had painted already. The colors reminded me of the BP logo colors. First I added orange dots, for the areas of the spill, and then filled with blues and purples, for water. The painting is quite bright.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"


  1. Mo, the inspiration for this work is unfortunate, but the painting is really nice. I like it. At least this is something good that is coming out of the oil spill disaster--your wonderful artwork. Hope you have a good week ahead.

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you.

    I look at this as a constructive means of venting.

    You have a good week too.

    Mo : )