Something so peaceful about a lake on a cloudy day…especially when one is in a cloudy mood.
Groupon sent me an email with the subject line “Our Cat’s Recommendations” as I was painting this. Do you feel like Big Brother is watching you? I also saw an ad pop up on a pet portrait class. Coincidence? I don’t have a cat. In fact, I’m allergic. And maybe to painting them too. This “Snuggle” was a struggle! The mottled coat and dappled light really made keeping the form of the cat intact quite the challenge! This was inspired by the theme “hibernate”–which at first, as with many of the themes, I was like, “you’re kidding me, right?” but then I hung in there…because being forced out of my usual subject matter was good for me. And as long as Big Brother realizes that I do not in fact own a cat and never have and never will….all is well.
This is from a trip along highway 14 in Utah. The lake was an amazing turquoise color. The theme: scenic!
This was in response to the theme “mountain” and I really like how it came out.
The theme for today was “prairie.” Oddly enough, I’ve been staring at a painting of one on a calendar this month. This is a loose interpretation of a photo I took in Utah about 4 years ago–about as close to a prairie as I could get for now.
I’ve done this view many times over the years…and I’d like to do many more. I can definitely see progress.
I was pretty happy with my first eggplant piece this week so why not give it another go? This time with a big contrast of white garlic. I had someone on IG tell me she just made Babaghanoush so it may be “in the field,” LOL. That black of the eggplant is so fun to work with.
It’s raining out so I set this up on the kitchen table. These guys were next to each other at the grocery store and I felt inspired by them, so here they are.