Along with painting portraits and large still lifes I have been working on a couple of new paintings. This painting is from my imagination only...no references used, just feelings and memories of what the vineyards were like when I was growing up in Napa. As a child I especially enjoyed the long summer evenings when the sky was full of color and cool breezes carried the fragrances of vegetable and flower Gardens, Orchards, Hay fields,Vineyards and Barns. Such "perfumes" fill my memories when I think of the past.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
In chronological order, the three photos on this post are paintings that I did in my portrait painting class with artist, Kelly Carmody. We started with value studies of plaster masks, progressed to painting a Vayum mummy, to copying a portrait by John Singer Sargent, one of my favorite American painters. I am really enjoying the challenges. I may continue to work on the Sargent during next week's class. Stay tuned.