I like the contrast of the intense red in the muted gray light of winter.
Third in this series.
The light is moving soooo fast these days! I was going to do a self portrait, but there just wasn’t really enough light this afternoon. I set this up on the porch and went back towards the knife….I guess I’m just still divided about it all.
I did this the week before the show in Beverly Hills. I found this gorgeous plant and have already done several paintings of it.
Daffodils–3 bunches for $5….and the challenge of painting yellow in shadow…..
The last day. I definitely need some kind of break. But this has been wonderful in so many ways. Thank you!
I tried to go to yoga this morning and there was no parking so it was Plan B. I figured I could finally squeeze in a stop at the thrift store so I went over there…They had hundreds of dishes but none of them appealed to me. They also seem to have ruined what had been a treasure trove of clothes…ah, well, the waterhole has dried up. The funny thing was the “plate” I was wishing I had turned out to be hanging out under a bowl by my front door all along. Isn’t that the way? Now, let’s see if it turns up in a painting any time soon. I put an orange and cream cloth together which color combination reminds me of “creamsickles”–a word that this computer program doesn’t seem to recognize so I guess that is dating myself? I bought these for a chili dinner tonight. It was pretty hot today…they practically cooked while I was painting them. I guess I was hungry for some color after my relatively subdued painting from yesterday. Thanks for stopping by. A week left to the “challenge”!!!
I have been looking at this view for 20 years and have painted it from time to time. I decided to go check on the most recent iteration before today’s and when I found it I was so flipped out by my progress that I literally flipped the older painting onto a wet canvas on the floor. Ugh! Luckily it didn’t do too much damage because the flipped piece was a small painting (which hopefully explains how I managed to accidentally flip it) but seriously?! Anyway, I’ve always loved the subtle gray variations on a gray day, which happens almost every morning in the part of LA I live in…a “marine layer” that usually quickly burns off, but was clearly not going to today so thought I’d take advantage of it and see what I could come up with. It’s quite a challenge, but at least I’m making progress.
I don’t know where these ideas are coming from…but I’m happy with this new direction and do credit it to painting every day.
After a wonderful yoga class, I went hunting for lunch at Whole Foods, and also maybe something to paint. This little fellow just called out to me. I love the leaves and have always thought about painting one of these. I told the checkout girl to be gentle with it and she placed it in a little bag…sweet. I wanted to make this an easy day. Well, it’s still was not that easy….but I guess that’s the point of why we do it.