I see this little house as I leave the garage and I always find the shapes intriguing. The place has changed ownership and they changed it quite a bit but it still retains its funky little shapes. I am going to do an oil version too.
Next–some oil studies and then, hopefully, an oil. It’ll be interesting to see the difference…at least to me.
This is an attempt to stay in the game, even with the High Holidays and dental appointments. If I was shrewd, I’d get 4 out of this…but…I also intend to come back and try this again, both in gouache and oils.
There’s an oil version coming tomorrow.
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!
Now there’s synchronicity–Valentina on Valentine’s Day. You know, the first Valentina I ever met was a lovely 19 year old girl who I chatted with in the elevator of the apartment building I grew up in. She was later murdered out front of the building in the street by “Son of Sam.” I can’t believe we’ve gotten to a point where the “good ol’ days” were when these sick people only killed one of two people at a time. Anyway, I’ve never forgotten her….it’s a lovely name…and may she and all those murdered senselessly rest in peace. I am saddened by this state of affairs and pray there is a way to make it stop. One thing is certain, a vote for/support of Trump is a vote for this to continue or even worsen.