Wednesday, June 23, 2010

discretion


Discretion is the better part of valor?

It's definitely not the better part of color.

6 comments:

loriann said...

Hey Sam, It's a balance, isn't it? For us self-declared color junkies, it's about weighing the choices so that the diva can sing and not have a hissy fit. The diva-that warm/cool contrasting wonder doesn't want competition.
In this one your color choices are subdued and quite beautiful. The one small change I would make is to unite the sky and land, by color. The sky is the steering wheel to the painting. It tells everything else what color it can be. The boss.

Discretion- the result of separating or distinguishing.
word verification:toomatt
teehee

SamArtDog said...

Yah, but making the diva sing often gives me hissy fits. This time, the fit made me gray down a perfectly good sky (peeking over the trees at the left). Giving the fat lady room to sing ain't easy.

loriann said...

You ARE SO RIGHT. She's fussy as all get out and she isn't kind to the help.

Double "D" said...

Hi Sam,

Interesting ... everyone seems to be talking color this morning. I certainly feel your pain about that pushy diva. Hard to find the happy medium between discretion and over barring. Diva's can be so fickle!

Something in the forest needs to say BOO and scare the diva into the open.

Thanks for reminding us that the fat lady can't always carry a tune.

Doug

SamArtDog said...

Well put, DD.

Melinda said...

Well, even the fat lady needs some rest time--a recitative, if you will, before the grand aria.