This was an exercise in complimentary colors and mark-making. Discussions were lively...about 'my kid could paint that' to 'I can't believe that stuff sells' to 'painting abstractly is harder than realism' to 'do you have to understand realism before you can abstract' and finally, 'realism painters can paint abstracts, but abstract painters can not always paint realism'.
BUT, it was fun. And I hope some of these marks start to show up in my 'real' art!
"Shooting Star" ©2009 Vicki Ross
9x12 oil on gessoed panel
"Sushi?" ©2009 Vicki Ross
11x14 oil on gessoed panel
AND, I'm about finished with the Flemish method "French Schoolgirls". Halfway through an evening dusk painting of the Charles Bridge in Prague. Also have spent some time devising a pastel painting illustration for an ad for the IAPS Program for La Bonne Etoile. Just because I took a few days off, does NOT mean I'm not painting!