This is the painting from last Saturday and finally getting it posted. It was such a fun day and I would like to make going out to paint more of a regular habit. I just got into a Plein Air Festival, so that should motivate me as well. I love the colors at the beach!
I got up early to do this…Took the flowers out of the kettle and used a high sheen satin that was kind of a purplish blue. I’m not sure what I’ll do tomorrow…but I think if I do paint flowers, I’ll have to get a new bunch!
This one was just inspired and easy…so easy I kept going when I coulda/shoulda quit, but managed to stop myself before doing much damage.
This was an experiment on more than one level. For one thing, I usually use a board that has canvas and texture but this was a smooth board. I also got close up for more of a “study” than a “painting.” I wanted to get a little more intimate with the white hydrangea and use a little more drawing and detail to understand it better. Can you tell that this is different than what I usually do or not?
This little plant called to me at the market. I hope I can try it again under different lighting conditions.
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days, Day One
I spent a couple of days scouting locations to paint plein air before realizing that it just was not going to happen…yet. The light was going too fast and I felt too rusty and confused about my approach. I have had a lot of input and not sure what I want to do with all of it. And I had, perhaps misguidedly, taken a break, since I knew the “Challenge” was coming up. Last night as we roamed the Best Buy because B wanted to buy a new TV I said we were watching too much anyway. “What about…? and he named a couple shows we have let ourselves get hooked on. “You said they’re not coming up until January” I answered. “Yeah, January” he responded. “Oh!” I said.
Happy New Year!
This was supposed to be a group paint out in DTLA. Facebook said 24 people attended. 67 were interested. 4 actually showed up…and I was one of them. Painting downtown is not for the faint of heart. The parking alone is an adventure, and not a pleasant one. So I liked the light hitting the trees…but it left pretty quickly, then made a brief reappearance. I’ve been on a little bit of a break but hope to come back strong in January.
Just a great excuse to use all these crazy colors!