This weekend was a bit weird and emotional losing Rocket. However, there were some bright spots: On Friday evening I sold the large of waves paintings to a gentleman who saw my work at Open Studios. I also handed off An Old House to it’s new owner.
And I wrapped up a new painting on Saturday, and did a little sketch on Sunday. The red house painting is finished – I think. I wonder if it needs more detail. I’ll have to revisit it in a week or two to see if I feel the same then.
Tree Sketch : Oil on wood. 6″x8″ 2016
Red house : Oil on wood. 14″x18″ 2016
Eh…in many ways this was a fun painting to work on. I really liked being able to use some brighter colors, and of course I love the light and architecture of Somerville triple decker houses.
But I also love it when windows are all the correct size, placement, and relatively vertical. Im not sure why but I had a really difficult time getting the windows to sit properly on the faces of the houses without feeling cartoonish.
I may go back and re-work this… or I may just add it to the growing pile of panels that will some day be repurposed… time will tell.
Houses : Oil on panel. 12″x16″ 2015