Wednesday, December 27, 2006

"Waterlilies"

5 x 7"

oil on masonite

sold

After four or so hours of painting a fairly tight piece, which involves a portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte in his red velvet cloak and white fur, (I love that part) I promised myself I'd break off and do a small, daily piece and stay as loose as I could. After all, these daily paintings serve as an exercise for me - to use the oils much more as they're intended to be used. This was a glimpse of a few people on a rainy F Street, in Washington, DC. I suspect the woman's Monet's Waterlilies umbrella was just purchased in the museum across the street.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I really like the contrast between light and dark on this painting.