About a week ago, I decided to see how quickly I could paint ten paintings. I’m not quite sure what the spark was. Maybe I was bored, tired of the old style. Something I saw that reminded me of some yellow and blue paintings that I had done years ago. Anyway, I decided to challenge myself, not only with the number of paintings, but stretching to a slightly different style. In this case, my aim was to paint looser, faster, and more colorful.
I chose my subject matter by going “shopping” through my house and refrigerator, and, of course, my prop cupboard in the back of my studio. Hey, I didn’t even remember that I had martini glasses until I spotted them in the back of that cupboard! And a shaker, too. Must have been from a resale shop.
It was really great fun. The miserable and damp weather meant that I didn’t feel any guilt at all about holing up in the studio instead of going outside for some fresh air. I didn’t even want to come into the house to eat. (And that never happens!)
Although I wasn’t deliberately trying to emulate any particular style, I can see a lot of Cezanne and Janet Fish in these paintings. And I’m really eager to try some more, perhaps larger or some landscapes in this style. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by. Your feedback and comments are always welcome.
Oh, yes, all of these paintings are available at my Etsy shop, KitMiracleArt. Check them out.