Monday, November 9, 2009

"Precious Bundle" (sold)

Oil on Board
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One more version of this subject. . .I wanted to try something different with the color, bringing in more of the warm golden tones. I'm pleased with the warmth of this painting.

It's cold with a mix of snow and rain here today, so it seems like eons ago when we stopped and visited some galleries in Laguna Beach--and it was just barely a week ago and it was gorgeous weather! There were about five galleries we stopped in along the main street through town. The one that sticks with me the most is Studio 7. I'm not sure, but I kind of think it's a cooperative gallery. It has a high caliber of work. One of the artists showing there was tending the gallery--Janine Salzman, an impressionist-style painter of landscapes, still lifes and some figurative work as well. I enjoyed listening to her talk about the workshops she's attended. Her brushwork is very good, as is her color. Another artist at Studio 7 whose work I enjoyed was Jeff Yeomans. He had a restaurant kitchen scene hanging that I did my best to learn from--great use of neutrals, very subtle. I also really like his street scenes--they are just like California in that it's mostly TRAFFIC! But they are really beautifully done. Living in Oregon, it was SO refreshing to see paintings with palm trees and ocean and lots of light.


Anonymous said...

Just a note to say I like your work, particularly the loose and fresh figuratives. This piece is especially successful. Happy Painting!

Mary Anne Cary said...

I like this Vicki, but I think the first has a softness I like more. Both work well, though.