These objects are all about surface beauty. I never was much of a "girly girl" and as I age I am less and less of one. Not sure why I got sidetracked into these paintings of make-up. I think it will be revealed if I keep painting and see where it leads. It always makes sense if I pay attention to what I am supposed to learn. It might be about painting and it might be about "life" . Right now it is OK not to know.
This is the Daily Paintworks challenge for the week. My response is brighter than this photograph shows. But I stand by the composition and the value shapes and overall design. I am a country mouse but shapes are shapes no matter where you live.
This is my first landscape since watching Susan Abbott demonstrate her skills first hand.
I tried to concentrate on color value shapes and temperature. This is "Very Vermont" . It is called the "Green Mountain State" for a reason.
I went on a field trip to see @Susan Abbott demonstrate her painting
process. This threw me into such excitement I could not sleep for a
night. The next day I lay around like a "Walrus " unable to move . Today
is the day I am ready to recharge my engine and start all over again. I
know a learning curve is in the making. While it is happening I am sure
things will look "strange " before they look better. That is the
process of an artist. You have to find out where the new boundaries are
before you can incorporate them into your knowledge base.
I call this painting "What is the Temperature Today" because I studied the surfaces and painted the temperature shapes not just the value shapes. It was like being an insect going over the surface and changing the color temperature as I went on my journey. This is from a photograph by the wonderful artists El's Manning and it can be found HERE
This week the challenge at the Daily Paintworks is to paint a field of wild flowers. I have painted this field before but it has been years since the last attempt. This time I just found forms and things fell into place nicely.
I feel good about this challenge response it is 7x 10 inches of popping poppies.