Monday, May 30, 2011

The end of May, almost

I got painting recently. After Mia graduated and we got back from the festivities in New York it took me a while to get reoriented. I got out on the deck with a student and did the cityscape on Saturday. It's a view I've done before but it's still hard to simplify and make the space work. It was windy and while the rest of the city was warm, it was very chilly on the 14th floor.

oil on canvas 
6" x 6"

Then I started back into a painting that I started two years ago. It wasn't quite right when I worked on it before and I just had it hanging in the studio until now. I'm not sure I am even finished now but I want to enter it in the Tarfest competition in Koreatown, unless I've missed the deadline.

oil on canvas 
30" x 40"

And finally I did this floral from a photograph I took at Susan Frommer's house in Murrieta. She has a native garden that is spectacular and we painted there several Thursdays ago. 

oil on canvas 
16" x 12"