Sunday, August 31, 2014

Carmel Valley

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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

'Little Lezzeno'

There is this sweetest of villages on Lake Como.  This is another of my 6 x 6 studies completed after we returned home which was scraped away.  The burning of the memory is enduring.

Monday, August 18, 2014

'Stuck on Rozzo'

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.