Sweet Dreams, 12 x 9
Exciting times for me lately - I've been painting a LOT from life, some going easily, some taking (way) more time and thought. I always prefer the ones I can catch "alla prima," or in one session, but not all of them cooperate! Still, my intent remains to let it flow with ease.
Painting large work from life for an upcoming show has been honing my eye, so when I painted "Sweet Dreams" from a photo of Sarah today, things went well. Yay! Practice and experimentation are continuing; I am open to anything or any tools at this point. (There are some nifty new paint pushing wedges, and spatula-like tools in the Catalyst line by Princeton Brush Company. I've been waving them around at my workshops, though not actually using them that much in the studio yet).
The fun continues; I have my first-ever Nashville workshop Thursday and Friday, and am tres excited to be heading for Paris in a week on a fun jaunt with Michael. Yes, I am taking a tiny easel - the Art Box and Panel mini set-up from Jim Coulter (www.artboxandpanel.com).
Below are two quick demos from my workshop at Atlanta Artists Center on February 8th and 9th; I like the pears lined up on the 8 x 16 format...that is a cool shape for verticals, too.
Pears, 8 x 16
Lenten Roses, 12 x 10