....is not the hip way to say 'power'..... but it is the organization Plein Air Painters of Washington who had their winter get-together last Saturday. We eat, we schmooze and we paint from models and still life. If you are in Washington and paint outdoors you should join. They are nice people.
These are paintings I did that day, the model in the morning and, not knowing what else to do, the still life right behind me in the afternoon. Each took about two hours.
I had fun with both. With 'Trudy' it was the cool colors bouncing into the shadowed side of her face against the sparkles of warmth from the spotlight. In the still life I played with the steep angle of view as the setup was almost directly under me.
|PAWA Still life, 20x20|
Two days ago a good friend invited me over to paint a little still life she had set up.....at least that's what got communicated to me. So, expecting a simple little arrangement of maybe a few apples and a vase or something, I went over. I painted.....and I picked the backlit spot just to make it more difficult.
I had to go back. Not only was it a bit of a challenge but the flowers kept moving all over and doing some jazzed up blossoming. There was even one that completely vanished. I don't know where it went....into hiding. Tulips and daffodils do that. I had to name the painting 'Blossom Blizzard'.....what else?
|Blossom Blizzard, 15x18|