Friday, March 29, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Another in my Visitadores series (aka Pink Cowboy series). When I took this photo I enjoyed the way the cowboys seemed to be connected. You could tell they were good friends, and enjoying the day. I hope this painting translates some of that closeness with the viewer.
Halfway through this I wondered which was more important to 'get right'. The anatomy of the horses or the accuracy of the cowboy's hats? ;-)
Monday, March 4, 2013
This painting was part of a show I hung a few days ago at Los Olivos Corner House Coffee. When I stopped in for coffee this morning it was missing. I cringed thinking it might have fallen off the wall. A smiling (and caffeinated) patron told me it had sold. :-)
As a painter, it's not a matter of recording what I see around me. It's the challenge of taking what I feel when I'm confronted with this beauty and translating these feelings onto a two dimensional surface.
BTW, these roses jumped out at me when I was driving down Ballard Canyon Road. The old vines were dripping with pink roses that were backlit by the setting sun. My car pulled itself over and insisted I get out with my easel. What great memories I have of squinting into this scene as I tried to capture all of those colors.