Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back to work... "Farmer's Market"

"Farmer's Market" - Oil - 16" x 20"

"It was market day when I visited Carmel. Trucks and vans spilled tons of bright and fresh vegetables on artfully arranged tables and vendors waited for the rush. Vigorous paint application and rioting color make this painting take life. " --- SFG

This is another experiment with paint, color, and texture. We all need to break out of our comfort zones!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Catching Up...

I need to do some catching up, especially if you do not follow my FaceBook page. 

I met my daughter in New York City for my first ever visit. My main goal was the Hispanic Society museum, dominated - rightfully so - by Sorolla's masterpiece murals. Viewing the murals has been on my bucket list for years and one of the reasons for this trip. My daughter and I had a FABULOUS trip! 

(Click on pics to enlarge.)

This painting of Tiffany was on the wall to the right of the scene of the oxen and boats above.

This is the main hall. The paintings above are on the far wall.

There is a separate, huge room for the murals which encircle you.

TIP: Don't go to the museum in hot weather. It is not air-conditioned and they close early on the worst days. We had taken the subway up to the museum, only to be told that they were closing. Had to return the next day in the swelter of a twenty-year-record heat wave. It was 100 degrees and 90% humidity, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT TO SEE THESE MASTERPIECES.

I am VERY CONCERNED about the lack of temperature control for the paintings. I could see crazing when I looked closely. These were first exhibited there in 1909.

Here are some closeups of the murals. This artist was fearless!

One more breath-taking painting in that museum...