Investing in art materials is just that , an investment Living in beautiful Santa Cruz California calls for painting outdoors.
Preparing for an upcoming Open Studio , I am building my original art inventory . Referring to previous original works I have completed, I am reinventing the image . Using a larger piece of high quality archival sanded paper by Pastelmat
Summer greens can get a bit monotonous….Why not paint the colors of autumn in summer? Or the springtime lovelies…. exercising my artistic license….off season.
Four countries, four people, eight locations, walked 130 miles….trains, planes, stinky buses, gliding gondolas….Europe. Travel is intense living. Three and a half weeks is an ambitious time frame to fit it all in.
Tomorrow I leave for a grand European vacation with my family. New adventure awaits …. more memories to be made.
Working this size takes planning. It’s a practice I am actively practicing!! Planning… In composition, I plan where I want my viewer’s eye to go.
This series of small works are all pastels 4 x 8 matted and framed under glass using clip frames. A handsome addition to any small space.
This is a work in progress… Trying to continue to capture the light and define the shadow meanwhile enjoying the friendship these three buddies are sharing.
Sometimes paintings paint themselves…today was one of those days…I didn’t struggle…my feet didn’t ache from standing too long…my coffee stayed warm until the end….it just flowed….I am so grateful.