Day 13: Art Resolutions-The pre-dawn tangerine room

Art Resolutions is a 2015 self-imposed charge to create an artistic study each day for a year. Welcome to Day 13.

Last night was spent at Bea’s house in Verona, Wisconsin. I rolled into town in time to catch the opening of her studio group’s show opening at the Overture Center in Madison. “Women Inspiring Women” is the name of the show and it is a fascinating look at how each studio member was inspired by another woman artist’s work. The show effectively inspired those who came to look more deeply into the creative process. I heard many interesting conversations and watched many faces glance from the works of inspiration to the inspired works with fascination and examination. I sat in with the studio this summer and saw some of the pieces in progress–was able to participate in some of discussion about challenges, options, and progress. See it if you are in the area. 

Being there provided a springboard for this morning’s early study. My body is set to eastern time, so I awoke early. Mine is the tangerine room. Warm. Softly vibrant. Accented with cobalt blue pottery and geraniums. Directly in front of me as I sit in bed is a white dresser. Sitting atop is a variation on the ginger jar shape covered with swirls reminiscent of stylized Asian sea waves. Again, the light and shape and nature of reflections on the varnished white dresser top make a very simple still life surprisingly complex. More experimentation with watercolor, drawing pen, and pencil. As dawn breaks, it is feels good to have begun my day with a creative act.



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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One Response to Day 13: Art Resolutions-The pre-dawn tangerine room

  1. Bea Neal says:

    Oooh, that looks really pretty. And, I’m so glad you were able to come to the reception. It was a lot of fun. 🙂

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