Thursday, July 28, 2011
Texas, From My Point of View
I cannot tell you how good it feels to paint again!! It's been far to long. I've missed you dear brushes!! You should have seen me... on all of my cross country adventures (with my sweet baby and sister in the car) I would frantically grab for my camera (which of course, was never where I left it), trying to still drive in a straight line at 80 mph, and snap a picture of some amazing sun set, or lush field, or dry landscape. I am sooo excited about doing a series of landscape painting inspired by the beautiful variety of America I've seen over the past couple months.
This particular painting is hitting pretty close to what is now "home". I snapped this photo soon after entering Texas. I love how huge and grand the sky looks, and how much depth there is in the golden fields.
This is an oil painting on canvas. It measures 11x16 and has a dramatic red border (I'm liking the suprise element that adds to my decor). I haven't decided if I'm going to sell this painting quite yet... my new apartment feels a little naked...
Many more paintings to come!!
I must clarify, (for the sake of my artistic integrity!!) I was not painting this landscape!!! I was just admiring the similarities... This is the view from my bedroom window. You should see it at night... wow. Maybe I'll paint that someday!