The most reliable model poses again for his portrait. He looks amused and mischievous. What is he thinking?
This is the third painting of this same subject. The first draft of this one didn’t excite me. I got out the black gesso and palette knifes and it turned a little abstract and high saturation.
Sunset painting #2 This time based on a photo I took. This is on a 14×18 canvas wrapped board.
A work-in-process acrylic painting of a sunset sits on a tabletop easel next to tubes of Sennlier paint, paintbrushes, and a pallette knife.
Today I painted with the Weekend Warrior Painters at their 100th Painting Session at Vista Hermosa Natural Park in Los Angeles. The park is hidden north of downtown Los Angeles with great views of the city. It was overcast today but warm.
This is a painting I did some time ago using a photo of Hermosa Beach as reference. I never did a painting like it before. I’m dusting it off because I am lining up some paintings to go in a Summer theme show at the local Macy’s. More on that later…
I began searching for a place to paint, hopefully with some of the gorgeous farmland as a backdrop. I wandered down a strip of road flanked on both sides by an automotive swap meet and open fields. Capping off the swap meet in the middle of the road were parked two planes from the museum. I walked around and found a the angle I wanted and set up the easel. As I painted, many people came by to see what I was doing, and some even took photos! It was very breezy that day and I had to clamp down the canvas to keep it from flying away. I ended up with a sunburn and the painting posted here.
This is the finished painting (for now?) of the waves at Playa Del Rey beach in California. I’ve learned that when things aren’t turning out the way you want, trust the process and just paint what you see as shapes and colors.
Thank you to Raw Materials Art Supplies for hosting the Los Angeles Plein Art Festival, it was great to see my work hanging with such great artists!
Come see the exhibition of art from the Los Angeles Plein Air Festival!
5pm-9pm Exhibition of all completed art eligible for sale and competition at Farmers & Merchants Bank, 401 S. Main Street, Los Angeles 90013.
5pm-7pm The public is invited to vote for their favorite painting to select an “Audience Choice” winner. Voting closes at 7:00pm.
7:30pm Award Reception – Join us as we recognize the outstanding paintings in various categories and award the winning prizes, including the Audience Choice Winner and the Grand Prize Winner.