Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"The Awkward Years"

8 x 8"

oil on masonite


I was supposed to be packing. Instead, I came back to the studio to find my camera, turned on Ella Fitzgerald and did a painting. I'm pathetic.

This is most likely my last beach scene for a while - perhaps I'm craving the autumn colors and 60 degrees. Still.... I had to paint these girls. They remind me of those 'awkward years'. This turned out to be one of my all-time personal favorites too - I think it's what oils are meant for - the swushing, the daubs, the color - it's loose and casual and I love that.

I also want to wish you happy trails..... I'm heading out of town for a couple of days, hoping to get some divine inspiration. I'll be back this weekend. Enjoy.


Helen Read said...

This is great - it captures a feeling of being in cold water ... Lake Michigan is just that way!

Anonymous said...

Would love to see a painting of Ella! - Jolie Elman

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Oh yeah, I think it's one of my favorites too. Just wonderful. I love those reflections in the water.

DToms said...

This painting is wonderful, love the cool gray water and fantastic reflections.
Btw..you mentioned in an earlier post that use American Painter brushes...I tried them out with my last order of art supplies..I LOVE them, they hold their shape thru all kinds of abuse, I'm very happy to have found them...thanks for the "tip". =)

Daniel Sanger said...

all your paintings are amazing - you have such a great style - so rich in texture:)

Jana Bouc said...

Your work always amazes me when I visit. I enjoyed following the link to your website and reading your bio. Thank you so much for posting the little video of a work in progress. What a treat to see your process. You are absolutely brilliant!