I usually paint in the "indirect method", meaning that I paint in many layers waiting for each layer to dry before a continue applying more paint.The painting above was done in the "alla prima" method. In Alla prima painting also known as direct painting or wet on wet, where you complete a painting in one or two sessions while the paint is still wet. It's fun and you get a more spontaneous look.
On a cold evening a couple of weeks ago Ellen, my neighbor brought me some beautiful flowers. She said they were call camellias. I was surprise, I didn't know that such beauties could bloom in the cold winter. Of course, some people say that Georgia's winter is not very cold, well, to me anything bellow 60 degrees is way to cold.
With Ellen generosity and a lot of time at the easel this painting came to life!
Lauren usually edits my writing, but she's not around today, I hope I din't make to many mistakes.
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Lauren and I were so happy with our 65-70 degree weather last week, we thought the winter was over. We we wrong. It's cold again and we just want to stay inside all the time. Unfortunately, Molly, our dog doesn't agree with that, she insist on taking her walks no matter what.
I keep looking at this painting... it makes think of warm and sunny days, kids playing around, people walking or working in their gardens... it's good to know that spring is almost here.
I painted this from a photograph I took last Christmas while visiting Nicaragua. I like the way my nephew is so focused on inflating the balloon. I grayed down all the colors but kept the balloon bright and pure in color to intensify that feeling. He is holding and blowing into the balloon as if nothing else matters.
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