The last of this particular series…before we headed east where I painted several plein air pieces…soon to post.
I decided to do a larger version of yesterday’s piece…since I did not have to change the set up…and to see what would happen. Of course that allows for more detail, but I’m not always sure that’s a good thing. In this case I think it works.
My mind was wondering whether it made sense to paint B again after yesterday. Well, of course it did. I loved trying to figure out these subtle colors in the waning afternoon light. He thinks his eyes look dark. Well, I told him, you want to read the computer, so that’s what you get!
Facebook reminded me that I had painted B last year on New Year’s Day so I thought, “there’s an idea!” And so here he is. I’ve done many portraits of him but I think I do like this one the best to date.
Well, another birthday…and a bittersweet one this time…as some of you know. This painting was done on Saturday at the Art Show.
I did this the week before the show in Beverly Hills. I found this gorgeous plant and have already done several paintings of it.
I had 13 paintings of food delivered to Galeria Gitana the day I painted this for the Matter of Taste exhibit that will open on April 11. I realized that one of the things that was making this set up pop for me was the white of the table and the wall, so I zoomed out to paint this.
It’s a fittingly gloomy Halloween today, but when I painted these at the beginning of the week, it was a sunny autumn day. Marigolds are so cheerful, and yet considered “the flowers that attract souls of the dead to Day of the Dead celebrations”(right off the tag on the plant)– well, they are pretty attractive. May they warm your day whatever you are celebrating.
This did not turn out the way I planned it…I got interested in Bert’s features–which are more challenging than I would think…I do love the color of his skin–so rich! And he was on the computer…Alas, that’s the most I could get at this point.
From Saturday. I decided to change up the palette with these orange ranunculi which appear more yellow in the direct sun. There’s a faceted quality to this paint application that I like. I looked at something similar I did 4 years ago and I’m pleased with the progress.