I have been a tad missing from my blog and my newsletter, etc. because I’ve been exploring other subject matter and media. And if you’re familiar with my work, you’d know that I “don’t do birds” …but who knows? Maybe that’ll change. This guy took a long time to hatch!
I came into the studio early (for me) this morning and the light was amazing! I knew it wouldn’t last long but I decided to try to capture what I could…This is as far as I could get before it was completely off of this set up. I’m reading a book about getting up early…which is a lot easier to read about than to do. Especially since it seemed like my partner would never agree to it…and then suddenly, he just decides to start getting up earlier without my even asking!!! Weird, but maybe a sign??? If I can get up and have longer with this beautiful fleeting morning light, I’ll do it!
Another small study with the yellow daisies. I hope they hold up for a larger try tomorrow.
Well, not to brag, but even with the painting challenge, I have now met with my accountant and taxes are all but done…just waiting on the W2. And that was with my modem dying! Anyway, I decided to try to just do a study since the light was going and all. I like how it turned out so I may try to enlarge it tomorrow.
I turned the kettle, moved the flowers, and used a peach color background. I think this is probably the last of the series…at least of these flowers…but we’ll see. Tomorrow is another day….And another painting? It’s definitely going to be a challenge!
Changed the background and used a smooth surface vs. the usual canvas board.
As promised, a smaller study..of yesterday’s set up. I guess I felt this was worth re-visiting…so I did. It wasn’t as hard to make it all smaller as I thought it would be. If they live until tomorrow, I may try it yet again.
I have been painting this view off and on for 20 years. My paintings and the view have both changed quite a bit during that time. There was a big tree that used to block the view in summer and one day this year I looked out and it was gone! I was sad about it, but there was nothing I could really do. Just another loss I had no control over. I like when it’s gray…the muted colors are intriguing and challenging…harmonious.
PS: I changed this after I took the photo and there wasn’t enough light to re-shoot…so come back later if you want to see the new version, probably in the next 48 hours or less.
Finally raining in LA…and so I thought the light would at least stay consistent for a while but the sun started to come out as I was painting…so I had to figure out which way to go with it…it’s sort of betwixt and between rainy and sunny. The house started out as a peachy color but soon turned lavender. Oh well, maybe that works better anyway.
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.