"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Goethe

Thursday, June 7, 2012


I've always wanted to paint something that was a little bit "Fauvish."  Les Fauves (Wild Beasts) were a short lived expressionist movement that was all about color.  I think it is easy to rely so much on color that the work looks clumsy or amateurish--even paintings of the original Fauves sometimes do.  I decided to just do it.  As I was painting I thought, "I don't know--I don't know," but then all of a sudden, it worked.  What do you think?

I am going to submit it to DPW because the challenge this week is stripes.


  1. Hello Jeneen:)I think it's fantastic! The bright colors on top and bottom of the painting and the somewhat vague colors in the background and in between the white trees that stand out quite nicely there. Great! To be repeated!

  2. Wonderful. It's very striking and graphic. Happy Painting.