Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Firenze Jumble

Firenze Jumble
9" x 12"
oil on linen canvas board
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I stumbled upon this cluster of houses on one of Bill Guffey's virtual paintouts. The lines on the houses looked like they were trying to get as far away from each other as possible, as soon as possible. The colors were alluring- I did embellish them a bit, but i like it.

I am learning that painting doesn't have to be hard. Lately, I have not been sketching the scene first. I've been going with my gut and going with visualization... you know, visualize what I want the composition to be and then just putting it down. Sometimes the final painting is a little odd, but I can always change it or start over. Lessons learned.

I like it! Jumping in feels good.


Julie Beck said...

i think back to when i first really started painting seriously...and i remember how hard i made it for myself. random sketchy paintings really remind me how fun painting really is...and gets me back in a groove.

go with your gut! unless your gut says "lets go eat an entire buffalo chicken pizza"...then you shoud ignore your gut. turst me on that one...

DJ said...

I admire your bravery!
When it comes to painting, I love to leap first, ask questions later...
Here's to overcoming that blank canvas quickly ~

Sara Winters said...

Julie, You crack me up! You are right, though- the only reason its hard is because we make it hard.

DJ, Leap away! I'm right there with you!

Marian Fortunati said...

I love the way Bill does this virtual view painting... And you're doing it too... Really fabulous..
Saw it on FB and like it then... I think the way you outline things with red is striking!!
Way to go.

Vicki Shuck said...

This is great! So full of energy and interesting lines, shapes and colors! Nice!