This is an oil version of yesterday’s gouache. I have ideas for the next couple days…and then…we’ll see.
The last of the bouquet…and I may try to squeeze one more painting out of it.
I decided to try this again another way.
We headed to Big Bear after the Fair. Long winding roads in the dark! The next day as we drove around the area of the B&B we had stayed at, I spied this delightful scene. We left to check out the lake, but I chose to return here to paint this. I was struck by the red house against the sunlit leaves.
This was painted on the beach a couple weeks ago–with a night set up that we rigged up so I can see my paints and painting in the dark. My next posts will be larger more ambitious indoor pieces so stay tuned.
This is from my 3rd annual trip to paint the moon on the beach with fellow lunatics. I love the gradations of color at this hour, however fleeting they may be. Reminds me of something I read by Virginia Woolf many decades ago–The Waves. Am I the only one left who has read Virginia Woolf?
I came into the studio early (for me) this morning and the light was amazing! I knew it wouldn’t last long but I decided to try to capture what I could…This is as far as I could get before it was completely off of this set up. I’m reading a book about getting up early…which is a lot easier to read about than to do. Especially since it seemed like my partner would never agree to it…and then suddenly, he just decides to start getting up earlier without my even asking!!! Weird, but maybe a sign??? If I can get up and have longer with this beautiful fleeting morning light, I’ll do it!
Another small study with the yellow daisies. I hope they hold up for a larger try tomorrow.
Well, not to brag, but even with the painting challenge, I have now met with my accountant and taxes are all but done…just waiting on the W2. And that was with my modem dying! Anyway, I decided to try to just do a study since the light was going and all. I like how it turned out so I may try to enlarge it tomorrow.