Painting #1 Untitled – imaginescape 11 x 14 inches
The above painting came about intuitively and after I finished it, I was surprised that it looks like there is an angel in the sky! My daughter wants this one.
My last post of 2018 was rather melancholy. I am happy to say that I was able to process through my feelings over the Camp Fire here in California. I was not personally affected by the fires but I was emotionally affected.
I have been painting when I can and I was able to complete the portrait commission for my son-in-laws’ mother. She loves it and was deeply moved by it. Whew, ever so happy that now I can focus on my watercolors.
Painting #2 “Forest of Clarity” semi-abstract – 11 x 14 inches
So exciting when I don’t know what will show up in my paintings.
Painting #3 “In My Dreams” – imaginescape 11 x 14 inches
I suppose that I am in love with landscapes. I enjoy painting portraits though it is the landscape that is close to my heart.
Painting #4 “Shine” – remembered landscape – 11 x 14 inches
This is just a quick painting as a prelude to a more detailed painting based on Bullards Bar Resevoir. I am hoping to get started on it soon.
Painting #5 “The Wonder of Life” – imaginescape – 11 x 14 inches
I purchased a few sheets of Arches hotpress and I had forgotten how much I enjoy painting on it. It keeps me on my toes guessing how the paper will react to paint and water.
Painting #6 “Transformation” – semi-abstract – 11 x 14 inches
Such a fun painting session with this one.
Painting #7 Untitled – 11 x 14 inches
I painted this with pure abandon and bold color.
Painting #8 Another Promise” – imaginescape – 11 x 14 inches
I really like this one, I did go back with some Cobalt Blue in the mountains.
Painting #9 wip pastel
This is a plein air pastel of an area on the north coast of California where we often vacation. I have been slowly working on it.
Well, I think that is enough for this post, I have about 4 or 5 more paintings to share which can wait till another time.
This year I have some expectations for myself. I am wanting to branch out and challenge myself with more plein air painting and portraits. I have been kicking around the idea of approaching several galleries. I am horrible at self promotion and have no idea how or where to start. I guess I will learn as I jump in, right?
Until next time, cheers!