Today is Sunday and my daughter Analucia came to my studio and asked me if I could paint her a big beach scene of our trip to the Rivera Maya this last summer. So I said, well, this is something that is different for me and might be a lot of fun. So I took out all the plein aire paintings I did on the trip and some pics, and I painted her a big (24 x 48) beach scene. I had lot's of fun, since I had never done a scene this big. It is still a work in progress, but I found out that ocne in a while it is so nice to try something new....so here is my Sunday Afternoon painting in progress.....(Today I hope to finish the above painting which I have now titled
"Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix"
from the Opera "Samson and Dalilah". )
For those of you don't know this, I am usually listening to beautiful music while I paint. Mostly Classical and Opera music, so I write on the back of the canvas the piece of music that really got me inspired to paint this painting. In this case, it was the one I mentioned above. It is so funny how people are intrigued to listen to look up that particular piece of music. I believe that music has so much in common with art and it just uplifts my heart to listen to the melodies. Usually I will play that piece over and over as I continue to paint on the particular piece......
Have a beautiful week!
30 x 40 oil/linen
Well, I was thinking about finishing the hand that is on the branch, but my model is not here. So, I will have to wait until tonight to get her in position, because I really want to get those thumbs the way they should. So meanwhile, I will be working on something else. I will post it later. Have a beautiful morning!
I am going to put away this painting for a day and then look at it again and hopefully will be able to see things that I might want to change or correct.
If you have any questions/comments, please let me know.
Looking forward to another day of painting tomorrow.
Have a beautiful day!
So here's my final painting. Just a couple of details were left to be done. I will know let it dry and ship it off to Santa Fe as soon as possible.