I’m kinda digging the grapes so I bought some new ones because they were shriveling up. I also liked painting the square little vase and decided to try to fit the whole thing in this time so I enlarged my work surface. Also changed the background to a lighter color.
This is the second of the series I’m working on with these white hydrangea.
This is the first in a series. I’ve already done 2 more…and hope to do many more…but we’ll see. May try it indoors as well.
This was a second version of yesterday’s piece. I think I used only natural light for this one and a square format. Which one do you prefer?
PS: I lived through the operation. It hurts, but it’ll get better.
This was the second painting I did at the PACE17–even though I’d gotten up at 5 am, been very active all day, and this was painted around 5 pm in the park at Old Town. Some Asian tourists seemed very interested in appearing in photos with me. They’d kind of sneak up and try to be discreet. It was quite amusing. Not sure why they picked me when there were so many others to choose from.
I liked the paper wrapping of the plant so I repeated the contrast with the tomato and its plate.
Fourth one. One more tomorrow and then veering off in a new direction…
So we arrived at the Bellagio after almost running out of gas in the desert. The next day we went down to the pool. I was hoping no one would stop me from whipping out the oils…they didn’t. Still think gouache would’ve been a better choice, but I’d left them home. People got in my way as I tried to paint this, but no one seemed remotely interested. They had better things to do! I did another one the next day. I had to paint from a shaded area–it was about 100 degrees. I would wind up with a heat rash–not fun!