Update from the 100 Landscapes Project
I’m still plowing away at my 100 Landscapes Project. Some are awful, some I quite like, and in general the curve is going upward.
A few people have joined in – notably Judy Bec who has beendoing a lot in watercolor, as opposed to my oils.
Here are numbers 13 and 14.
The photos are awful, but I can’t find the battery pack for my newer and better camera, and so was forced to use an old one.
I’m still working from photos and cheap paint. As soon as the weather breaks and my new equipment arrivesI’ll try to go outdoors. I’m actually not minding the cheap paint, but I’m sure it will be a huge difference when I do switch over. This is beginning to be a lot of fun – I’m letting go of the stress I used to feel and really enjoying the process.
This one is a scene from a photo my husband took in Hana, on Maui – I was painting that day and missed out. People (now aperson since I painted one figure out) collecting something or other on the beach.
And this one is of a mysterious house owned by a wealthy, excentric old Amboise family. Local gossip has them connected to an American railroad heiress a few generations back. It is on a huge property, which must be worth a fortune, but goes completely unmaintained. I caught a glimpse of it through the trees the other day, while walking to the hardware store to pick up some canvas panels. I almost always drive, and it isn’t visible in summer, so I’d never seen the house before from this angle. I may rework this still, as I’m not completely happy with the shapes.