The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Plethora of Paintings

How often do you get to use a word like "plethora"? Not often enough!

Yes, I have been missing in action, but I do have a few paintings to share, some good, some laughable. But I promised to share even the stinkers. Better get the incense.

First up, a reposting of my earlier abstract. It's a better photo, and I think it shows the colors more clearly. I did enjoy painting this, and plan some more in the future.

Then, I went almost a week without painting (the horrors!), and felt rusty, so I dug out the knives and green paint, still thinking about edges and painting loosely:
It looks a bit like a stalk of broccoli with a brown trunk, but I do like the loose feel.

This next one, however ... plug your nose!
I wanted to paint a colorful dog. I do think I was successful at that!  But wow, he's spooky. And I had to add blues to the background to tone down the whole "burning in hell" look. As I said, I promised to share even the stinky ones.

I spent Labor Day with a choo-choo. Luckily, we live close to a railway museum, where we love to go take photos. I've wanted to paint the Southern Crescent engine for some time. It's pretty famous in this area, and last ran as an independent in the late 70's. For those few who are really interested in learning more:

Now that I have it posted, I see a few perspective issues (why do they show up best after posting?!), and the train looks a bit wobbly. Fixing that might be on this weekend's painting agenda.

Thanks for sticking around.

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