My favorite frog once posed this question: “Why are there so many songs about rainbows…?” If you glance through my paintings, a paraphrased thought may pass through your mind: “Why does Kelly paint so many rainbows?” Again, Kermit has the answer: “Rainbows have nothing to hide.”
If you haven’t figured it out, I love rainbows. I love painting things using all the colors of the rainbow. (Which, of course, brings to mind a Harry Chapin song, “There are so many colors in the rainbow, so many colors in the morning sun, so many colors in a flower, and I see every one.”) And yes, a lot of my paintings’ titles come from songs. For me, these two art forms are seriously mixed up and I doubt I’ll ever be able to disconnect them (not that I’d care to try).
I love color… the brighter, the better! Put them all together… well, how can you not have happiness? Rainbows are a symbol of hope and forgiveness (Noah in the Bible); they’re a symbol of cooperation (Jessie Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition); they’re a symbol of pride (GLBT community). They’re all that… and in addition, for me, they’re a symbol of beauty and joy.
Have a rainbow-filled day, everyone!