The Last Days of August

Painting #1 “Once Upon A Time” imaginescape 11 x 14 inches

I love painting from my imagination, nothing like it. I prefer not knowing the outcome, crazy because I used to be scared stiff about how a painting would turn out. Thinking about it, our approach to life can benefit from this attitude.

Painting #2 “The Day is Coming” 11.25 x 15 inches – imaginescape

I have been getting a few comments on how dramatic my paintings are. I suppose that I like to push for the extreme in my paintings. I find that ordinary subjects are boring or perhaps I am striving for my paintings to evoke emotion.

Painting #3 “Beyond the Horizon” 11.75 x 15 inches – imaginescape

I wanted to see how Piemonlite Genuine and Payne’s Blue Gray would mix, yes!

Painting #4 “Peaceful Waters” 11.5 x 14.5 inches – imaginescape

I wanted to change it up and boy did I! The photo doesn’t do justice.

Painting #5 “Rest in Me” 11 x 14.5 inches – imaginescape

I was very nervous the day I painted this. My husband went down to buy a new motorcycle, an Indian Chief Classic. The price and opportunity was a right but big purchases doesn’t come easy for a conservative person like myself.

As nervous as I was, it didn’t seem to come across in my painting!

I had to include a photo of the Indian and myself on our first ride together. I am totally in love with this beast of a machine. My husband and I are planning to go up to Canada on this bike, we have a lot of prep and planning to do.

Painting #6 “Around the Bend” 11.25 x 15 inches

I like to paint the Yuba river to keep in practice, don’t you know.

Painting #7 “Natures’Glory” 11.25 x 15 inches

This one is based on the Sierra Buttes though I chose not to be geographically correct in rendering the mountain, I am a huge fan of Chiura Obata and he often depicted Yosemite in his own way, with his distinctive vision.

If you know me well enough by now, you know that I am intrigued by the Asian artists. I share their approach to painting the essence of nature.

That does it for now, enjoy the lazy days of summer.

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