This is a 3 color palette + white.
I had 13 paintings of food delivered to Galeria Gitana the day I painted this for the Matter of Taste exhibit that will open on April 11. I realized that one of the things that was making this set up pop for me was the white of the table and the wall, so I zoomed out to paint this.
I still had the tulips so I decided to paint them again. At first I was going to paint the curvy clear glass vase, but then I just realized, in a smallish painting, this would work better. The evolution of the last 3 pieces is kind of interesting.
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.
This did not turn out the way I planned it…I got interested in Bert’s features–which are more challenging than I would think…I do love the color of his skin–so rich! And he was on the computer…Alas, that’s the most I could get at this point.
This is number 7, from Friday. There’s a tiny bird on top of the creamer, but it’s fake and not that important–just a fun little touch.
I did it! 30 paintings in 30 days (with a couple cheats). I love how much I’ve improved…and all the times I stepped out of my comfort zone. I’m going to take some kind of breather…we’ll see what’s next!
It was starting to drizzle but I set up anyway…and luckily, at least for me, it did not rain while I was painting. What drew me to this blackish building was the dark tree shapes in front, how the sky color comes forward in the strip of building…I like the abstract simplicity of this…a study in shapes of black, grayed purple, green, white and not much else. Plus, it’s a feeling of Santa Monica on a gray day.
This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time… set up my easel and paint the views I see after parking in one of these structures. I would’ve liked to have painted the ocean side view but it was too gray and hazy and didn’t look like much of anything so I went with these great colors and shapes of buildings.