I decided to do a larger version of yesterday’s piece…since I did not have to change the set up…and to see what would happen. Of course that allows for more detail, but I’m not always sure that’s a good thing. In this case I think it works.
I painted this about 20 years ago but I don’t remember what happened to the painting. I probably threw it out. I wish I had a photo. I also came down here about 10 years ago, and ah yes, I remember the guy I was with was too cheap to pay for the entry fee…granted it was kind of late in the day. There are some antique shops in the area and I had seen an elegantly curved white pitcher that I was sure would inspire me to paint, but even though it wasn’t that much money I walked away from it and have regretted it ever since. But on to the present…B and I spent a lovely Saturday afternoon here. He roamed the grounds while I painted this from a shaded corner. The passersby were much more interested in what I was doing than usual. I was part of the experience for them. Maybe the Mission should have waived the entry fee? Back to that, lol!
Waves aren’t easy, but kind of fun…and I love the color of the under part.
This is the first painting since the 30 in 30. I always experience a bit of “blowback” from cranking so hard. I hadn’t necessarily planned to paint today, but all of a sudden, there was a clearing, and the $5.99 tulips from Trader Joe’s. I had bought a $5 spray of red roses from Whole Foods that died almost immediately…gotta go return them. This was also an attempt to work larger…than the usual daily painting size. The problem was the light left fairly quickly.
B is back with a cough, but he posed willingly for me on our porch on this unusually cold yet sunny New Year’s Day. Yes, he may look like a girl…but that’s something I daresay I love about him. And Happy New Year! 2015!
I really like how this turned out. Can I say that?