Saturday, May 4, 2013

First Week of May

"About to be Peeled"
5 x 5 oil on Gessobord
One of my artist friends on Facebook said she like my scratching when it was more in a "destroying mode" instead of the outline scratching I have been playing with.  So this was for her....exaggerated edges and a WHOLE lot of scratching and destroying.  It was soooo fun though.
"Purple Pansies"
6 x 6" oil on Gessobord
I painted a similar "pose" of these pansies last year in pastel.  I wanted to see how I would do with oil and all the complex (for me) little shapes.  It sold in less than 24 hours and I'm happy.  It's off to North Carolina as soon as its dry.

We had yet another spring snowstorm this week.  The "pool guy" is starting to work on the swimming pool in our complex.  It was odd to see the turquoise of the painted pool, with patio furniture on the pool deck all with about 6" of snow. Ah....spring!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YES I like the 'destroyer' scratching too! It makes for an interesting juxtaposition. The color is so delicate and painterly and then the lines so expressive and energetic. I wondering about your process. My gut says the color part is first and the scratching last? I would find those scratches so distracting during the detail work of the apple. Great Stuff!