This was a second version of yesterday’s piece. I think I used only natural light for this one and a square format. Which one do you prefer?
PS: I lived through the operation. It hurts, but it’ll get better.
I found this little figurine in a strange curio shop in Pasadena in 2009 and did a painting which has sold a number of prints on a site, and so here we are 6 years later and I thought I’d try something similar. I may try it again…we’ll see. I thought the yellow ranunculi would go with the gold on the figure’s robe….but all in all, it was a gray day and the light went quickly away.
From Saturday. I decided to change up the palette with these orange ranunculi which appear more yellow in the direct sun. There’s a faceted quality to this paint application that I like. I looked at something similar I did 4 years ago and I’m pleased with the progress.
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.
My sketch pad has a zoomed out version of this…I did zoom out a bit for this one. Yesterday, I read a horrible story about a dog being left in a hot car …and sort of felt like I was abusing these poor flowers today too as we head towards 100 degrees here in LA. Their little heads started just drooping so quickly. It’s like that Twilight Zone episode where the sun gets too close to earth. This is #6…we’ll see if they can hold up for one more day. They’re safe indoors now.
#4 in the series. Changed the vase and the cloth..going bigger.
This is the same bouquet, but on a larger panel, and in the morning instead of the afternoon.