Despite the constant rain here in San Francisco, I had a blast over the holiday weekend. One painting led to another…and before I knew it, I had 5 new pieces and it was Tuesday morning!
I started by painting an onion. I wanted to see if I could capture the light-as-a-feather quality of the skin that had come off.
Then I got out a book on Sorolla, wondering if I could start to use more impressionist colors in my paintings. As a study, I copied a piece of two ladies walking on the beach.
Then, using that color palette, I painted a still life with my onion.
Finally, after a trip to the grocery store, I added a few items to my still life set up, and tried it again, this time with reds and oranges.
Not bad for a cold rainy weekend, huh?