Thursday, October 27, 2011

Apples and Chiles



















I've been painting and scraping and wiping, then switching to a
larger canvas and back to smaller for over a week now. Six days
out of town and rust had set in. Or maybe it's just that I think differently
at different sizes? Also tried a small painting of roses and that was a
dismal failure, but I will try again. But six days in Santa Monica visiting
my daughter was definitely worth it. We took day trips to Laguna and
Santa Barbara and the wine country . . . all breathtakingly beautiful!
There's such a big world out there and I need to get out into it more.

15 comments:

carol morgan carmichael said...

This painting turned out beautifully! I love how close the background color is to the fruits. Sometimes wipe outs are worth it. Know a little about them lately myself.
This painting is great!!

Virginia Floyd said...

So glad to see your post. I've missed you! So glad you enjoyed your trips to California. It sounds wonderful! I like the three different colored apples. Each one is a jewel.

Carol Horzempa said...

I can sure relate to what you are going through, Lorraine. At least your effort and determination made it worthwhile. Beautifully done...love the texture and colors!

suzannepaints said...

Beautiful paintings! Wish I could have seen the exhibit.

SYLVIANE said...

It's a warm painting, the apples shape is striking, and the colours so vivid!

Susan Roux said...

Great color palette! Maybe you scraped and groaned, but the end result was wonderful.

Virginia Floyd said...

Hi Lorraine. I just posted my finished painting this morning.

Congratulations on your sales! That is fabulous news. I was so sure they would sell. I thought they were the best in the gallery! You go girl!

hmuxo said...

Family first..glad you had a good time with your daughter in California. Its always good to get away.! Love this painting of the apples...they all look wonderful!!

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful brush strokes. They are so loose and confident. I like your composition and color choices. would love to see your work in person!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Lorraine, you just have a fabulous feel for colors!! You're paintings are always so well composed and balanced.

Ann Rogers said...

Glad this one escaped the scraping and wiping, it's a beauty!

Jane said...

Even if you felt a bit rusty this one came out quite well! Striking colors and light, beautiful!

Jane said...

Even if you were feeling a bit rusty this certainly came out well. Love the bright colors and the light in this beautiful composition.

Carol Flatt said...

You are such a master of color and composition. I love ALL the reds you used coupled with that wonderful green. A very warm painting with marvelous reflected light!

Karen F. Rose said...

Lorraine,
The color and textural quality in your painting is just stunning. Love it!