I took the day off from work and boy did I need that! I did not end up doing all (or most) of the things on my to-do list. Guess I just needed to chill.
I love bees – my morning ritual is to watch them and attempt to take photos of them. Most end up blurry – so I ended up using an image from Pixabay. Pixabay is a fun place to get inspired – tons of beautiful images there. Image by Anrita1705 from Pixabay
As always, doing art is my restorative practice. I have been painting ice pops – they are cheerful, and colorful. A moment of escape. Things are so heavy right now.
This one is my Amador Pop – my daughter’s high school colors – purple and gold, happen to be my favorite color combo. If you would like me to paint your school colors or favorite flavors, drop me a message. I’d be happy to do a custom artwork piece! This one is 5×7 inches. They make great gifts.
For me, this is how it typically starts when doing a still life. I like to make sure that the background color feels right. This is a classic case of using the complimentary color (red and green). It is also the time when I step back and make sure that I like the positioning/composition of the objects. I will add more details as I go!
I got over to the studio this morning and did some more detail work on this painting. It is not finished, but I am happy with the progress so far. Gum balls are tricky! They have very subtle color changes to help them look more like a sphere shape. I’ll keep working on them!
We saw the “Living Large” exhibit at the Bankhead in Livermore, CA. It was a nice show and it was fun to run into some wonderful (and talented) artists. It’s always fun to hear the jazz offerings of Matt Finders and friends. I can listen to them all day!
The Living Large show runs through March 2nd – if you are in the area, check it out! It inspired me to work bigger!