This tiny painting has a big voice! After painting large I had a great desire to downsize and work on something more simple. I pushed and pulled the values and colors. I did use my red Plexiglas screen to see the broader shapes and squinted to simplify those shapes.
This scene was taken in Savannah after a bike race. My husband shot the photo...I liked the pattern of the wheels and the overall cityscape. It was a real challenge though because the painting is 2' X 5'. I am so used to working smaller...much smaller...I finally broke the painting into bite size pieces and painted it that way. There may be a bit more tweaking by I like it.
This is a bit of a rework, but I think that I like it. I am trying to include painting from memory and feeling in my paintings. I worked from a photograph initially and then went back in and remembered what it felt like to be here at the salt marsh in November when she wore her Fall colors.
After a little time away from painting, I returned today and reworked a painting. I did this painting from memory and from a drawing that I had previously done. I played more with color and allowed myself to feel the paint more. I like it...although I may change my mind...but for now it marks a direction in which I would like to travel.
This was a tiny little hole in the wall of an apartment in one of the townhouses in Savannah. The residents on these old city streets adorn the entryways with a profusion of flowers and plants. It is a real joy to behold.