B. Stichter, abstract artist, posting paintings and stories of works that are available for purchase.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Topaz - edited and looking better
My November birthstone is the topaz. You know, it was never my favorite. In fact, I don't think I ever had a birthstone ring with my own stone in it, even though those rings were so very popular when I was young. And even though I now think it is beautiful, especially in it's raw state, I wonder whether the fact that I had difficulty representing this gem in a small painting could be a subconscious "throw back" to junior high days when a yellow stone just wasn't cool enough for me. Actually, though, I really love it now. Maybe I will have to ask for one for Christmas... Part of piece called Over His Heart 6" x 6" acrylic on canvas panel