Sunday, January 5, 2014

Day 5 of Painting 30 in 30

"A Stoop in Brooklyn"
6" x 6"
oil on Raymar canvasboard

I about hit the wall today, so to speak.  Got out to the studio late - 
tried to get a 12" x 16" going 
(too big for one day, and I knew it)
and realized that I wouldn't get done by dark.  
I had it going, too - different subject altogether. 
It may be that one that I work on daily
and get done within the 30 days.

So I scrambled - and I mean scrambled.  
This one isn't exactly the way I wanted it.  
I seem to having difficulty bringing things UP into the light 
and it is my nemesis - mixing colors - lately. 
Plus, I really need to get into the habit of CLEANING off my palette each 
day and starting NEW. 
I seem to rely on YESTERDAY'S colors.
That would probably help.  
That's just plain lazy and trying to be thrifty, I guess.
In the end, this one works for me!
And BTW - I am working on NOT complaining.

My daughter and her family lived in Brooklyn for several years - 
she did a floral designer job there among other things.  
Their stoop was a bright spot in the concrete jungle 
with her lovingly cared for - plants ~ 
a definite INVITING SPACE!

See the 30 in 30 craze at

  ARTISTS in the CD Carousel today:
The Turtles (yes..)
Joe Walsh
Crosby, Stills and Nash
(and I removed Stevie Ray Vaughan for another day - smile)
Last night dreaming about happening upon a retirement for a 'Bezel Designer' 
while trying to find the location of an RV park.
Don't know where that bezel thing came from, I barely know the word 'bezel', 
in fact, in the dream, I asked them to clarify, "bevel or bezel"????
And she and I talked about how it was to design - by hand, manually 
and how it was to design by computer.
And I am sharing this with you, as when I paint like this, in a frenzy, 
I have very vivid, wild dreams.
Do you?


Cindy D. said...

I really like it! It's a great collection of different plants all lined up. Definitely inviting!

Victoria Culbertson said...

Again a great place to sit and take your ease! Great job esp just dashing it off as you have done!

mimi boothby said...

i love your use of purple in your paintings..

unfortunately i had vivid dreams last night too, but they weren't good ones.

ps thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my whimsy cat. glad you liked her!