Saturday, February 12, 2011
"COLOR FIELD 1"
Okay, let me say that this painting...was HARD. My first large oil painting. It is for a live auction for Casa Esperanza's annual fundraiser coming up in March.
The canvas was in the studio just staring at me - I had no idea what I wanted to paint. So I decided to put everything into it. I painted a sky, I painted mountains and hills, and a little church, and Canyon Women, and sunflowers, and trees...you get the idea. When I blocked everything in, I hated it. So, I scraped it off. I smeared it. And I started over.
This is the wonderful result and I love it. It has a beautiful band of yellow running through the middle ground and a lot of shadows running through the foreground. The poppies make wonderful patterns throughout and there's always something to draw your eye. I painted it black around the sides (in acrylic) and added my usual turquoise signature as well. Let me know what you think! Detail below.