Suzanne Stewart, Austin painter, has joined the blogging world. It seems such a stretch, but I would like to share some insights I have gained. My painting experiences have formed a new and exciting path. Please share your comments with me. What will survive of us is love.
"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
We painted in the beautiful Carmel Valley at the produce market which grows all my favorite greens. What a delight to escape this heat to enjoy temperatures in the 70's. The purple here is a little more vibrant than in my painting but I had a hard time adjusting it. Everybody is Texas should go to California for August. We could trade with the California residents. Then the outdoor painters of California would see why we are so challenged by the heat of summer.
Guess you might think I am stuck on this subject matter. In a sense, it is so true. My time spent in this beautiful little alleyway made quite an impression. What I find interesting is that there is enough significance for this neighborhood of maybe 14 homes to have its own sign from the highway. I'm not certain of the special designation but it clearly is special.
I gave myself a limited amount of time to paint this 6 x 6 then forced myself to scrape the entire thing off the canvas. What do you think of that? Gone. But not forgotten.