Olivas Adobe Mother’s Day Show
Well, here we go again. Another fresh batch of paintings is now hanging at the Olivas Adobe, in the little adobe located in Ventura, California.
Laura Jespersen and I are please to share with you new paintings that we have been recently working on. How recent?
Well, I finished two paintings yesterday, Artist’s Day at Rancho Camulos & Acres of Color. Both are acrylic on canvas and feature roses.
Artist’s Day at Rancho Camulos
I have chronic insomnia so painting in the morning is my Everest. What’s yours? I was happy that I would see old painting buddies and there was the promise of breakfast too. Perfect.
Here it is at the end of the first day. This painting took three sessions to complete. On April 29th at 10:30 a.m., I started painting part of the rancho, a tiny rose garden, palms and a giant tree in the background. The scene was backlit and saturated with color, my two favorite elements to put into a painting.
On May 3rd and 4th I finished this painting.
My goal is to finish my paintings on site. I have been getting faster, little by little and now I have a plan, to hopefully, finish my painting the same day.
I will be painting later today, Thursday May 5th. Wish me luck! I bought new brushes and I will be using cardboard to see if that helps. If it works I will report back!
Now let me tell you about the second painting
Acres of Roses
For each painting I create I always have a idea I am trying to get across. For this one, I wanted to transport to this place.
Welcome to my studio
Both of these paintings are now on my website in Originals.
I am getting ready for a print sale soon and I will be including these paintings too.
If you ever want to see one of my paintings via FaceTime or Zoom, just ask.