:( Why do holiday always pass by so quickly??
If we had Mona with us and my painting supply I could have easily stayed in Key West.
What a beautiful week we had!
With an unhappy ending though.
At the airport yesterday my phone fell down and it stopped working, all my pictures are GONE!!!:(
We ll try to fix it but it will take some time I guess...
Today I was busy with cleaning cleaning cleaning....despite the only thing I really wanted to do was painting. The painting I am posting today was done few days before we left. It was inspired by a picture I took few years ago while driving across Tuscany.
Hello! We made it to Miami :)
Third day of relax, having a great time in this beautiful hot place .
Loving especially the clouds, the strong light, the blues-greens mix.
Looking forward to paint some of the pictures we took.
Bye bye Miami tomorrow! We ll be driving to key west and stay there for 3 more days. Time when holidays pass by way to quickly :(
Mona is home, resting after her last minute surgery with her "granny", which is taking great care of her. Missing our puppy and looking forward to see her next week.
Hello and happy Monday!
Weather update....today is....partially cloudy, partially sunny, warm enough :) not too bad!
The funny thing is that we are off Miami on Wednesday, weather forecast in Florida RAIN RAIN and RAIN. But it ll be hot, at least! Over here the weather channel is saying SUN SUN SUN instead. Looking forward to a nice break with my hubby!! Whatever the weather :)
I ll bring some pencil and watercolor with me, will try to sketch something...lets see if i keep my word;)
Today's painting is an abstract still life with a limited color palette.
oil on canvas
Bottle, apple and lemon.
Down is a picture of the actual still life set up.
A greyish Sunday after a glorious beautiful Saturday.
I have to admit that since we moved here in Ocean Beach I have been starting to appreciate sun, light, shadows, contrast, heat, warm and more(!) much more now than I did before ( when it was sunny and hot just EVERY single day ;) !)
ohhh yeah!!! When the sun is out is time to take pictures of new and old painting, I get better colors, better contrast, better everything.
But when the sun is out I also feel like I need to be out myself too :) so I don't paint much in the end, I just find excuses to walk Mona several times.
However yesterday I surprised myself, super sunny and still I managed to go for a medium length run in the morning and do two and half small painting in the afternoon.
This painting was inspired by a picture taken while walking up to Windy Hill. It was a warm spring afternoon, beautiful light. Hopefully I succeed in capturing the light on my canvas!
We are having a beautiful weather here in
Ocean Beach...so beautiful that I am finding it a bit difficult to stay
inside and paint :(
I should try to take my paints outside and try some beach-sea scape...for sure when is less windy:)
I took some very good ocean shots and I painted a couple of them.
These are short studies, I need to go back to use colors and the full palette, short studies are I want i need;)
oil on canvas board with palette knife
That' s the place where I normally do my U-turn while running in the morning, the small house is a Restaurant called Cliff House ( still to try!) and the 3 big rocks in the water are called Seal Rocks.
I painted this girl two days ago, is was meant to be a quick painting before dinner not waste the left over colors ;) in the end it came out nice! Sam pose as the previous girl but here I used the pointillism technique for the hair. It was fun!
Time to paint some see now....I am feeling utterly compelled to paint the ocean...no wonders why!
It is just in front of me every hours of my day now, staring at me !! ;)
This is my last painting, an attempt in going abstract!
oil on canvas
It was a fun and relaxing experience, no pressure to represent the reality as it is :) I really enjoyed.
No school till September...that means one month ahead of me where I can just paint, paint, paint, run, run, run ....I LOVE HOLIDAYS ;)
What a Sunday :) wake up at 5.50 am to get ready and go be at starting line at 7am.
Too early start for me but the good things is that by 10am we were already sitting at cafe by the beach having brunch. Really nice!
I am happy with my time 1hour 36(considering my knees problem!) and I ll stick to my plan of painting my running shoes next. Not today though:) Looking forward to a chilling afternoon on the couch!!
This is my last still life done at home, the vase is a 200 years old original Chinese vase borrowed from one lady that lives in our building. I love it! Planning to paint it few more times before giving it back.
Another painting from a beautiful picture ( thanks Stephen :) !!)
oil on canvas
A very calm, soothing painting.
I LOVE IT!
Hope you will like it too!
A nice cozy Saturday, spent most of the morning doing my art history homework and then went to pick my race t-shirt for tomorrow. I am running a half-marathon here in SF, my knees are not jumping with joy, especially the left one ! But if I make it ok I'll be painting a pair of running shoes next, deal!!
Another day BRUSHES-FREE :) Today I painted with the palette knife.
I painted 3 landscapes, this the one of the three. I need to add few details on the others two, but I need to wait for the color to dry a bit...and there is a LOT of color, so it might take a while :)
oil on canvas with palette knife
I really like this style, I love the texture you get..... very touchy, just the way I like it :)