Saturday, March 11, 2006
Park by a Freeway... work in progress
This is a brand new painting that I just brought to the Timmons Gallery in Solana Beach. It was originally called "Park by a Freeway", but we retitled it as "Sorrento Valley". It is 12x12 inches, oil on canvas.
I actually started this painting last year, it had a subtle palette of bluish and milky grays (top image). Then I reworked it and painted in the orange sky with the radiant light, all out of my imagination. I pushed it into an overall warmer palette with an impressionist approach (bottom image).
Lately I've been really cranking it in the studio, working toward my June show. Sleeping the Thomas Edison hours... work till 5am, sleep till 9am, back to work, take a nap... days on end of this cycle. It works for a while, but finally fatigue sets in. But if feels great to be so excited about my work. All I want to do is work! I know it might sound like hype or *rah rah* but I've gone thru periods where I wasn't so confident about my painting. I'm glad to be on a working highpoint and grasp some refound enthusiasm.