I am literally turned this painting upside down before I painted the boats. So much for planning! I think I will always have a thing for sailboats, especially small racing boats (Sunfish) like the ones I used to sail.
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This was fun to paint with vibrant Holbein paints (I always use Holbein), using only a few colors, one brush and my fingers. Somehow I got technically lucky and was able to let the two sailboats pop off of the canvas in a sea and sky of the same colors – … well, I think I pulled it off :-).
Also, I have recently realized that a lot of my works have unfinished edges. At first I thought I would cut things down to size, but I am starting to realize I like the look. Especially with this piece, I think the right edge adds to the speed of the light-blue boat.
This is another one of my own works – it plopped out of my head this morning and I was able to paint it with a cup of coffee in hand. It is no masterpiece, but I had a relaxing time doing it. Also, I played around on this one using my fingers as brushes. I am back in kindergarten (with caffeine).
Judy Hawkins has an electric yet peaceful style that I admire very much. A true intensified, but peaceful, take on the impressionistic masters. Her luminosity and brightness are created by laying down rich thin glazes of oil paint on canvas. She has clearly mastered this technique as her works vibrancy jumps off the wall.
I have been experimenting with taking old (pre 1950) original photos I find at flea markets and playing around with them to make them a little happier. Amazing what some color and attitude can do. This one shows a person fishing on a backwater intercoastal waterway around 1950.
In my true form, my lack of any actual floral knowledge allowed me to paint this tree as wacky as I wished 🙂
I am greedy today, posting two more of my own. I am very happy that I see in wacky colors. Additionally, since I know nothing of actual real plants and flowers, I get away with painting ones from “Fluorescent Land”.
Today was extra special as my father sat beside me as I painted (his reward for being my painting buddy was that he got to sign it with me). What was funny was that he asked me “what type of flower has magenta petals and orange dots”, of course I replied “this one”. (Yes, I was a snarky a-hole).