For weeks my studio has been suffused with a lovely golden glow as I worked on the four new forsythia paintings (see last post). With the several I already have, that may be enough for the yellow part of my upcoming show. If not I will try to execute another one later. But I am moving into the Blue phase now, which will be seascapes.
I spent a lot of time staring at the sea this summer, and took a lot of photos. Now I am trying to make those fleeting moments come alive again, and preserve them on canvas. I am working hard to follow my inner eye on this series, and attempt to get what I really see on the canvas. I always feel that I overwork and overmuddy the work. They start out so free and spontaneous and then I don't stop in time. The more I can get happening fast, they better off I am, but because I work in layers, I need the drying time. I hope to do two or three more this size, and then a larger one.
|Low Tide at Dawn 20"x20" oil on canvas|