Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Kiss

6"x6"                oil

This was a commissioned painting from a photo that got water damaged. The young woman in the photo wanted to preserve this special moment in a more durable form. I abstracted the background and pulled the color of her hat into the picture in other places to balance the color harmony better. I loved the way the angle of her body created a dynamic diagonal towards him and completed a circle with the angle of his guitar. A very sweet picture!

Old Hen House, Community Park

6"x 8"                oil

It wasn't raining so my artist pals, Alicia and Diana, and I went to the Community Park in Garberville to do some plein air painting.  Cal Fire and the cons were there doing a lot of clearing and burning. They had already opened up a lot of the space between the barns and other old buildings, so the views were completely different from the last time I painted there. It was so much fun--but mighty chilly!
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