Monday, April 25, 2011

Fresh Off the Easel: Connect the Drops

Katherine Kean, Connect the Drops, contemporary landscape painting, contemporary realism, rain drops, road, green
Connect the Drops  ©2011 Katherine Kean  SOLD
12 x 16" oil on linen
I've had no lack of inspiration for rainy day paintings this year! This is the second one in a series, the first can be found here. I like the contrast between the soft, misty background and the sharpness of the drips.

While working on these I came across the saying, "No one raindrop thinks it caused the flood", which some say describes the mindset that brings about the social phenomenon called "diffusion of responsibility"; related to these other social phenomena; design by committee, the bystander effect, and the Nuremberg Defense. However, couldn't it also mean cooperation, gathering together to accomplish a common goal, or achieving something otherwise out of reach for a single individual?


loriann said...

WOW! Stunning Katherine! I can feel the rain and the "closed in feeling rain gives me." That wanna stay in feeling.

Palmer said...

I just LOVE this!!

Katherine Kean said...

Loriann - Thanks, that's a wonderful way to describe that feeling. Thanks for coming by!

Palmer - Thanks you!!!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Deep thoughts on drops... (: It's great to see you tackle something completely different. I must see the other one now too, will check out the link.

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Diane,

This is what comes about from driving around looking for stormy weather to paint. :)

BluKatDesign handmade artisan jewelry said...

Very cool!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks BluKat!