After procrastinating in the heat (which limits hiking, biking, gardening, and painting to the same few morning hours), I finally put the finishing touches on the 4th of my paintings for WBHD show. Now I get to switch back to paintings of Oz and other scenes. The rest of you can stress out until complete. Cackle cackle!
This one’s called “Chinaberry Blue (La Mesa)”, and is the loosest, most impressionist of the pieces for the show (aka, lazy). It also uses acrylic for the chinaberries themselves, instead of purist watercolour. I spotted the scene about 6 months ago in the little ag hamlet of La Mesa south of town. And wouldn’t you know the owner of the home drove by just as I was photographing these doorways, so I got to do my little trespassing dance. Always carry a business card as an artist for such moments.
(full-sheet size: 53 x 61 cm / 21 x 24″)