Monday, November 22, 2010

Painting in Arizona this week



I am spending the week at my sister's house in Arizona, and when I go there, I paint almost all day, every day. She lives in a canyon and my cell phone doesn't have service there, so work doesn't interfere and I can just paint away. I have been turning out 12x16's (one a day so far) and feeling good about them. I haven't photographed them yet, as I need to look at them for a day or two to be sure there are no glaring errors. Sometimes I just don't see the mistakes until I am looking at them with a fresh eye again. Then it pops out and I wonder how I ever missed it!


Here is one I did last time I was here. I bring photos with me rather than try to paint the red rocks! My sister Adele is also an artist, and she routinely paints every day, so I just grab an easel and try not to stand in her light or back up over one of her wet paintings.

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  1. Great color and value in this one!

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  2. thanks Pam. I finally think I am making some progress since our workshop with Jill. I have been working on starting out with more neutral greys and concentrating more on value than color. This piece is an older one, and I can see a difference. I will photograph one I did today, post it in a couple of days and see what you think.

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  3. Lovely piece Joanne, very peaceful. Beautiful colours!

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  4. It sold a couple of weeks ago, so someone else agreed. Thanks Amanda!

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  5. ... nice and armonious colors, beautiful

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