I decided to try different variations of a similar landscape. It was fun to see where my eye would take me….. the first variation above is a cool wintry landscape with soft edges and a feeling of quiet whispers. The second variation took me to a different place with saturated color and some strong chroma….. I am working on trying to capture the light of the sun low in the sky…late in the day as it tumbles through the trees one last time before setting….. and I finish this entry tonight, I am ready to set with the sun and tumble into my bed….
I can think of no better way to spend the afternoon then following along with a pastel lessson by Marla Baggetta. After my morning piano lesson with my lovely master piano teacher, I set up my easel and organized my pastels…. brewed a fresh cup of coffee, tuned the radio to NPR for my listening pleasure and settled in for an afternoon of bliss.
Hope you like the results!
It was 7:00 in the evening and my husband and I were catching up on the happenings of the day….I could hardly keep my eyes open! I needed to go to bed early. Somehow that desire to hit the hay before 9:00 often turns into 10:30…11:00…11:30…
I am left feeling the fatigue the following day.
But I hadn’t ventured into my little studio in my little garage at all…. maybe I could just paint for an hour…that would make me so happy…. And so I did, but nearly two and a half hours flew by… and then I looked at the clock… 10:30….. here we go again!
Working today in my little garage studio with my electric heater warming my feet, my thoughts turn toward new beginnings….new life…green and pink and aqua…birds and babies…warm thoughts.
Just about this time of year, I am ready for spring! Today’s piece is inspired from a calendar photo reference ….new beginnings, hope rising, past fading….renewal…
Waiting for Spring.
Please join me in celebrating the Love of Art here on the Central Coast in beautiful California!! This is my first time I applied for a juried exhibition and I got two pieces accepted! So thrilled and honored… If you live in our neck of the woods, come on by for some nibbles and beverages and a treat to see what our plein air painters are doing!
See you there!