I did not plan this series…but I think it’s a good idea to keep going with it. More oils of my neighborhood to come. These are done on my porch. Unfortunately, there’s a squirrel that thinks it’s his porch….He flew by today despite my having sprinkled black pepper on the railings. Any ideas for how to convince him to move on, let me know. I have next door neighbors who think it’s a good idea to feed him peanuts…and we’re not on speaking terms so there’s no reasoning with them either.
There’s an oil version coming tomorrow.
Here is yesterday’s view in oil. Which do you prefer and why? Thanks for visiting!
We went to the Pacific Palisades farmers market late in the morning…I tasted a heavenly nectarine…and then we got a $93 parking ticket! We did have a lovely late lunch…and then I snuck in this little gouache study. Stay tuned for an oil version of same scene since the gloomy skies continue.
This is a new building and I love when the sky is darker than the buildings. Practicing gouache on the porch.
I attended a little gouache workshop the other weekend…en plein air--again I say–not for the faint of heart. Besides it being 90 degrees, while approaching me the teacher started screaming–and not because of the state of my painting! She’d been stung by a bee!! Gouache is tricky…so I’m trying to practice before I abandon it altogether and all those wonderful little tubes of color dry up as is their wont!
So I have gotten out of “posting” on the blog mode…but the 30 in 30 may change all that. I had some GI issues that needed a lot of my attention for a while. Anyway, I have been creating art but not bothering with my website. You can see other work on my Instagram–https://instagram.com/carolsteinberg. This was a fun piece done with melting cheap oil pastels I’d talked my partner into giving to charity…lol…I did not know I meant myself at the time. There’s some gouache in there too. Hope to see new and old friends again during the challenge and beyond.
This is from the end of July. Not sure why I’m dragging on posting…Maybe it’s summer? These two palms have been part of my view for over 20 years. A lot of the surrounding area has changed, but these two continue to anchor the view.
This was done during the July 4th long weekend….a quick sketch made while the sun was close to setting–of the view I have been seeing for over 20 years–of course, ever changing. I did a watercolor first and then jumped into this. I did another one the following day, soon to be posted.
This is from the LA County fair, crayon and color pencil.