Well, it feels like ages since I did a small painting! I have been fighting a cold and it has made me stupid! It is hard to do a good painting when you are stupid and I would not think of boring everyone with the bad ones! This shows a bit of recovery, I think... perhaps because the egg cup is so jolly and because kumquats are always wonderful!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This is my great-grandmother's perfume bottle with an assortment of flowers (including sweet peas) from my friend in Malibu! They have spring down there already while up in Carmel, the winter winds are blowing down the chimney and our sweet peas are only a few inches high!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Well, I thought this would be quick and easy but I guess that after a day of painting outside, my eyes were crossed! The whole thing took longer than I had planned and then I couldn't seem to take a photo that was both in focus and non-glare. arrgh! Anyway, after all that, I went out to walk the dog (with a flashlight, not a candle) and saw all the stars and the big dipper overhead... So it was worth staying up late finishing a painting and taking a photo of it if I could have such a nice nighttime walk!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
A friend sent me a huge surprise box full of citrus fruits from her own trees and it arrived today. There were juicy oranges, lemons as big as baseballs, limes with stems and leaves, lovely orange blossoms, and these amazing kumquats! I just had to paint them!
6x6 oil on panel.
Friday, March 13, 2009
I love this view of the Moss Landing Power Plant from across the fields so I just had to do a quick study yesterday! Then today, a friend spoke of her mother who for many years wrote a weekly column about Moss Landing for the Monterey Herald. One of those coincidences...
8x6" oil on panel