Another small sketch. This small canvas paper is very freeing–though it shouldn’t be! I don’t know why I keep painting this building. I guess the lighting is interesting and also the fact that it wasn’t there for at least 20 years that I know of.
I started this with translucents and then piled on paint with a knife.
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.
This is a re-do of pieces I worked on from a photo from my trip to Utah 4 years ago and the paintings were done back then too. I’m wondering if anyone would prefer the earlier ones? On Instagram, someone said this one reminded him of Van Gogh!
I actually destroyed the bottom one–it was large, framed, had been in galleries…sometimes I just decide it’s time to move on…
This painting was done last weekend en plein air in Malibu. The colors were intense! At least that’s how I see them.
Well, I decided not to keep staying away from one of my favorite subjects…This was another spied set up, although roses are not a daily presence in my humble abode, unfortunately…but once they were there, they jazzed up the oil and onions on the kitchen counter.
I have painted this bougainvillea plant that has been living on my porch for decades a few times, mostly 20 years or so ago. The color of bougainvillea in light is so stunning but there is no paint they have invented yet that can match it. I caught sight of it though this afternoon as I was debating what to paint and thought I’d be brave and give it another go. I thought I was going to have to scrape this one because the lighting was making it appear strange and I was losing light, etc., but actually once I took it in and photographed it, I was happy with it–and I’ll have to try it again sometime soon. It would be interesting to show you the one from 20 years ago, but right now I feel too lazy to mess with it. If there’s a big demand, I’ll re-think that.
B came home from his Thai lessons late and we got a late start trolling for a location and I was just about ready to give up driving around to find a spot when I was rewarded with these magically backlit trees on this hill. Shortly after, the light was gone and so was the magic.
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.
I was pretty happy with my first eggplant piece this week so why not give it another go? This time with a big contrast of white garlic. I had someone on IG tell me she just made Babaghanoush so it may be “in the field,” LOL. That black of the eggplant is so fun to work with.