I painted this last week but as it is thundering and lightening here in LA today, I figured it was time to post!
This was the last painting from last Wednesday night at the beach. The sun had set and a group of us waited for the full moon to come up, but alas, it was not happening. A little boy had run up and run away during an earlier painting …”Everyone’s a critic” I thought…but then he came back later and declared “You are a good artist!”…which led me to think it was time to quit while I was ahead. It was late and cold…time to head home for a very late dinner.
I think this makes a great pairing with the one posted from the other day.
So here they are together:
This is the first of three paintings I did Wednesday evening with a group of plein air painters. We were waiting for the moon, but luckily I got started since the moon never actually came through the cloud cover.
This painting was done last weekend en plein air in Malibu. The colors were intense! At least that’s how I see them.
This is from an outing on Saturday. I would like to do it again soon, larger…
This is another version of a piece I did last summer.
And here’s a process shot of the more recent painting. I was tempted to quit at this point, because I kind of liked what was happening. Do you think I should have?
I like to paint a self portrait on my birthday or other auspicious days like New Years. I gave my students the assignment for their final and thought I’d join in. Then I thought “I really should do this more often (like every day)” but haven’t gotten to it just yet. I’m finally posting this at least–it’s from last Thursday, May 28!