6”x6” oil on canvas
After a delightful conversation with Judy Mackey, ( http://judymackeyart.blogspot.com/ ) concerning her charming paintings of feet and her whimsical angel paintings. I decided I needed some whimsy in my paintings.
I had this little 6”x6” abstract fall painting that needed something more. I decided to add my wonderful Siamese cat that was such a wonderful companion that we still miss.
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I started this painting when I went out on a lovely day to paint Plein Air with Sheri Jones and Joyce Thomas on the Brazo in Pecan Plantation. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get the painterly look I envisioned. Guess I took too long of a vacation from painting this summer! Finally I got out my palette knife. It seems like I have spent way too much paint time on this painting, but I am somewhat satisfied with it now. Several times I almost wiped the canvas clean except I really did like the grasses in the foreground. It was the background that was not working. I finally went back through some older photos of the Brazo River as references. I wanted to capture the fall colors which are just now beginning to show.
As a plein air artist, I love painting the landscape of both Texas and Alaska. I work mostly in oils, but also enjoy working in pastels, and sculpture. My contemporary abstract paintings are inspired by my plein air paintings as well as my reference photos. Memberships: Artist of Texas, Contemporary Fine Arts International, Outdoor Painters Society, Lake Granbury Art Association E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org