Friday, September 16, 2011
"Limes with White Cloth" Oil on 5x7 in. board
I didn't have much time or desire to paint this week, but I started this one anyway, and fought with the green for days! haha... I finally abandoned it, and when I went back today, I was able to figure it out and finish it up with fresh thinking. Now, I can move on....
I sort of wanted to start a painting of a scene at the beach. It was a rare lovely warm sunny day here on Tuesday, and I spent some time at the beach, walking along the sand, watching the seagulls and the few people that were out enjoying the sun and water. I sat in the warm sand and took pictures of the water, seagulls and then of a mother and her two small girls that walked past me. I always kind of want to do paintings of people, but taking pictures of them in public always makes me feel so intrusive, and I feel like I'm spying on them or something!! So, it doesn't happen often. But, I think this time I will try to do a painting of the mom and girls.. we'll see how it goes.