These two paintings were painted from the same photo. The first one was painted a couple of months ago and the second one was finished today. I took the picture in Alaska in Tracy Arm. It is such a beautiful place. I think the two paintings make the scene look very different. The first one is a palette knife painting and the second one is a watercolor.
This Saturday I'm going to be participating in the Tustin Art Walk. If you go to this link, you can get the information for it. I've never done an art show like this so I don't know what to expect, (Hopefully no rain), but it should be fun. If you're in the area, stop by and say hi. There are about 45 artists signed up to participate and there will be wine tasting, a photo contest and a plein air contest as well.
I will be displaying a variety of my paintings as well as silk scarves and greeting cards.
This is a second painting I've painted from pictures I took in Santiago Canyon (in Orange County). The day we were there was such a relaxing, tranquil day and I wanted to give that feeling in this painting. If you want to see the first one I painted, here is Santiago Canyon, which I painted about 6 months ago.
I'm back to my using photos from Alaska. On the train we took from Anchorage to Seward, the country was so beautiful! I took lots of pictures on that 4 hour ride and this is painted from one of them.
It is a palette knife painting. Using a palette knife is good for me because I am forced to paint loosely. I know some artists can get a lot of detail with the palette knife but I'm not one of them.
Image size 6" x 6"
Hollyhocks are such dramatic flowers, reaching six to eight feet into the air. I really love these flowers so here I am painting them again. I tried for a looser, more impressionistic feeling than in my previous paintings of them. I think all of my other hollyhock paintings were done in watercolors and this one is oil. I'm really enjoying painting in oils right now. These small format paintings are less involved than my usual ones and it's fun to do a spontaneous project.
Say that three times fast. This week I bought some pears to paint and decided to paint them in oils as well as pastels.
Here is the one in oils. I tried to paint loosely like I did while I was in Leslie and Dreama's workshop but it ended up being tighter than I wanted, but looser than my usual paintings, so maybe I'm getting there.
Lean on Me
Lean On Me
Image Size 6" x 6"
I planned to do the one in pastels in a more photorealistic way but I didn't like the way it was looking so I added more gestural strokes and I'm happier with it now. Here it is:
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