Sunday, January 18, 2009

Up the creek again . . .

I returned to the mouth of Calera Creek to paint the soft orange willows. It was another beautiful, warm day, with lots of interruptions from passers by. Painting started well, then deteriorated as the light waned and I worked the painting too long. Maybe the third time will be the charm. I plan to rework this version to capture the soft greens and oranges of spring in January(?), and redefine shapes that became too uniform and repetitive.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Up the Creek

I finally got back out to Calera Creek with my paints on Wednesday the 14th, after a break for Open Studio and the holidays. A month is far too long to go without painting, and I'm rusty! It was a beautiful day, with constant interruptions from passers by. I lost my focus and scraped off this unsatisfactory attempt. I'll try this again another day in the near future. The colors of the willows are spectacular right now.