Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Behind on my Paintings

As you can see, it's getting harder and harder to finish a painting a day. I'm going to have to abandon the project. The rest of my life is becoming unhinged because I'm behind on so many things, and now it looks like we may have to move. I can barely keep up with the daily paintings in a stable environment.  And I want to finish all the paintings I started on my trip, some of which I'll show down below.
Unfinished abstract

Unfinished abstract

Unfinished abstract

Unfinished abstract

Unfinished abstract

Unfinished abstract

Unfinished portrait

Unfinished abstract

Friday, December 09, 2011

Roses Meet Darwin

I needed to do something simple for today's painting so I did some roses with a double loaded brush. They looked a little lonely so I added the lilacs.

Yesterday's painting was a mixed media affair with Darwin from a PBS special I was watching at the time.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Strange Gourds Still Life Painting

I tweaked yesterday's painting a bit. The right side Italian cypress tree was leaning too much.  I made some other minor improvements as well.
Then it was on to today's painting. I bought some of these strange ornamental gourds to paint before going on my trip, and sadly, one of them was already moldy.  So I tossed it and figured I'd better paint them today before the other ones get soft. It was more challenging than I thought. And I had a brown background which just wasn't doing a thing for me so I repainted it blue and white. When it's light out again I'll have to do some minor fixing, but it's as done as it's going to get tonight.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

From the Train

On the train coming home I made some composite sketches of views along the train route.  This was a collection of images I saw between Simi Valley and Chatsworth. I used the sketch to make this painting tonight. And once again, cypress trees show up in my art.

Home From My Trip

I managed to start a new painting every day of my trip. Circumstances did not allow me to finish any of them, so I have my work cut out for me this week.  I postponed my Etsy shop opening until Dec. 15. 2011 so that I could get more descriptions written. I really need to get a laptop so I don't get behind on work when I'm traveling. My family just doesn't understand that I need at least 3 hours a day on the computer, not the 3 minutes they were allowing me while visiting them. I think I got photos of all the paintings except the one I did late last night.  I haven't had time to start a painting today yet.