I think I said more of what I wanted to say in the last 5 minutes of this then the entire preceding couple hours…I started to see where I was losing the big picture for the details. It’s amazing how much work these little paintings are!
This was a little experiment, literally…7 x 5 is tiny and kind of weird to me…and you can’t believe the mess it made when it fell on the floor right after I finished! I was also experimenting with Clayboard instead of Raymar canvas panels…kind of slippery…yes, the whole thing just kind of slipped around and onto the ground…carpet!
Just trying to keep it going, so I’m jumping in quick–keeping the same background from yesterday and changing the subject, keeping it small too.
When I take the photo, it makes me go back and change the painting–I notice little things I think could be improved…I did a radish painting many years ago and sold it to a friend…hmmm, I’ll have to go back and compare it.
Oh, well here it is. I think I’ve improved…it’s interesting what I did without looking back to something from 9 years ago. I think I lit those with a spot and they started to wilt. Wonder if he still has this…we aren’t friends any more…you know how that goes…
I decided to follow up yesterday’s painting by closing in on just the flowers and putting a brighter background behind them.
Too cold this morning to paint outside…so back in the studio. I love the abstract movement and rhythm of the flowers.
What a difference a day makes! Cold and cloudy up on the roof, but still fun. I liked the way the pink building in the distance lit up against the sky–when the sun was in a certain position, which it played hide and seek with the whole time. But I think I got it.
I had a thought this morning as I was talking to Bert about the difficulty with painting pinkpurple with oil that maybe I could try this set up with acrylic and try some acrylic purplepinks. And just experiment with what happened when I used acrylic…it had some advantages, but also some drawbacks. I also changed the format from rectangular to square. In general, it is hard for me to contain myself in these small formats…but I want to make sure I can finish in one day, so that’s what I’m choosing…for today. In general, I find all these choices somewhat difficult–the subject, size, medium, etc. Painting is a piece of cake after that. Ha!
Delivered 4 paintings to Galeria Gitana today, and then came home to paint this. Still inspired by the vase.