We've been back from the Gold country paint out for a few days, but I have trying to catch up on work so it's been hard to find time to reply to letters and post about the show. I still don't have copies of the paintings I did either, but will do a blog on the show when I get them.
The painting above is one of my around town backyard series I'm doing. 12x16 oil. This was photographed on a dull day during one of our bike rides, but I tried to overcome that flat light with an understated richness and variety of color. I tried taking my own advice on this one and changing colors from life that didn't translate well into a painting. Often we get locked into our reference or view and are to literal in our interpretations. I hope I "walked the walk" here.