Oil on Board
$175 includes domestic s/h
For this first painting I've done in nearly two weeks, (!) I decided to go back to a subject I love and try to bypass the intimidation of a blank "canvas"! We've been in southern California for the past 9 days or so and have seen lots more artwork and galleries than I have for a long time. Lots of work inspired me and makes me want to try some new approaches to my painting. Alot of the paintings I was attracted to were very loose, so in this painting--and actually in others I've been doing, too--there's the attempt to not try to put in all the details, keep it soft, loose some edges. I'd appreciate any feedback on this! Truthfully, I really LIKE definition, I LIKE hard edges, I LIKE detail, I LIKE making it specific. Seems like "being loose" iswhat is "in favor". Really, though, it has to be a balance. There's a place for both. No matter, I most enjoy painting when the process flows. I think if there's the feeling of that flow, it shows whether the painting ends up looser or tighter. At any rate, it feels so good to paint again! I have started yet another painting of this image working with different tones which I hope to finish tomorrow.