I sometimes feel like posting my paintings is begging for attention, but since I do want to receive feedback, I've chosen now to just post paintings as I go along on one post/thread.
So, I kind of went off the rails last night. I had a small canvas upon which I had started a very flawed painting. So I plied the palette with burnt umber, ultramarine blue, and alizarin red to prepare for a new painting sometime this week.
But the urge to paint hit me and I started "sculpting" from the dark background:
Never true to the original, the painting ended up being an amalgamation of many photos taken as well as a live reflection.
I have to say, this was extraordinarily fun! I am now convinced that the only way to paint is from real life. Yes, I will get down to some serious self-discipline and kick out some true-to-Carder paintings, but while I'm waiting for my studio, the best thing to do is to keep a paintbrush in hand and the fire in the belly.
The discussion of abstract art has been on my mind since there currently is a post about it. So lo and behold as I looked through my phone I saw this lovely composition. I just love it. But then, I love colors. Big juicy colors.