Engine and Ray Roberts
Hello fellow Bloglodytes,
I'm back a little early from the trip. I was spending to much time visiting and taking photos, sleeping and being "Vacation lazy." I wasen't painting enough and there is little time left to get ready for my show in Senora. I panicked and rushed back, now I'm in full in studio painting mode with tons of great referance.
Had a really nice visit with Ray Roberts, picked up a painting from him posted below. It was a real treat to get to look through all his work, to spy on him painting a big studio piece, and ask him about his process. Of course I talked to much, a bad habit when I'm nervous or any other time. He taught one of the best workshops I've taken and I highly recommend him. I love his color and the freedom of his brushwork.
Above is a PA I did before I left for the trip that hadn't dried yet. 8x10 oil on Linen. This is by the LA river, across and slightly South of Chinatown, about the same place I took the photo for Expressionist Train. I had almost finished the engine when another train rolled in coupled with it and pulled it away. Jay Mac was so intently working, she didn't notice it was gone. I mock yelled: "they stole my train" and she laughed and suddenly screamed (I'm paraphrasing): "the Fucking train is gone!" She's hadn't put it in her panting yet. Luckily I had a photo, I don't think she really used it, she's good enough to "fake it"