Challenge 1-2018 Let’s Paint New Mexico
I figured I should complete one more painting before the year ends. Just a little painting, but I think it has a big personality. I am loving the purples and oranges in this palette knifeabstraction of purple iris.
Just messing around with a relatively new set of primary colors. Cyan, Magenta and Yellow plus white.
Playing with painting knives and canvas that is too fat for my easel. I do love sunflowers.
More poppies from this week while on the yellow ochre sky kick.
This 16 x 20 inch palette knife oil painting was inspired by a camping trip to Sumner Lake. While we fished, I watched the skies as they filled with trails of who knows what. There were lots of cactus. My dog, Petey, seemed to find all of them. We spent some time pulling cactus quills out of his feet. The cactus were not in bloom quite yet but I needed something to represent danger. My brother in law suggested drops of blood on the quills. Blood isn’t really my style. Red flowers however, are.
I painted this last month sometime before the fight with the curb. The day I painted it, I was going to do Sunflowers with a paint brush but for some reason I ended up with red poppies in palette/painting knives. My sister is taking this one as soon as I varnish it in a few weeks with Gamvar.