I love to experiment with new ways to paint. It always makes you think differently. I have always admired the daily works of Lisa Daria and how she can abstract a floral. Her use of light and color is beautiful and seems effortless. These studies on cardboard are influenced by her work.
I love using different things to paint on. It keeps you from being too careful, you can just let loose and try new things without feeling like you are going to waste a canvas. I decided to cut up some cardboard and play with some new ideas.
In other news, here is my latest article about alla prima(wet on wet) painting for emptyeasel.
I just loved this sign. A lost weekend can mean a lot of things, but for me it reminds me of my time in Key West, a break from real life for a few days with my best friend..a lost weekend in Margaritaville.
This is from a photo I took while in Key West this past year. I can still feel the warm air blowing through my hair...I may need to find myself a pina colada soon. The sun is actually shining here in Indiana today and the snow is starting to melt..bring on the warm weather!
I apologize for the photo of this one, the colors are a bit too bright. The background is black and dark gray and the flowers are darker. Anyway, I gave myself 1/2 hour to complete this painting. I used to love timed gesture drawing and painting when I was in college. It really makes you focus on the overall subject and makes you work quickly. I will repost a better photo later.
Needed to paint some spring, hoping it will bring it along sooner than later. Haven't done flowers in a while and thought I would play around a bit with my edges further..all while dreaming of warm weather.