This piece is quite different for me. When I paint, one of my priorities is value (contrast) and as you can see, this painting has very little. This painting was completed in November of last year when I was in a very meditative mood. It was finished quickly listening to soft music. Normally I will look at a piece for several days or weeks and decide if it’s finished. With this particular piece I didn’t want to change a thing. It also has lots of soft lines which do not show up in the picture. Mixed Media - 40 x 30 on canvas.
"Daybreak" was painted in mid-November and is one of my latest pieces. I haven't been painting since I broke my leg back on November 29th and haven't been able to paint since then. I fractured my weight bearing bone in my right leg was have been "wheelchair and home boand" ever since. It's been difficult since I am accustomed to painting daily and teaching several classes a week.
Since my studio is down one very long flight of steps, I have asked my husband, Bob, to bring me some supplies upstairs and I will start on some small pieces on the dining room table. I want to experiment with cold wax and oil paint as well. We'll see if anything comes of it.
Daybreak is one of my favorite pieces. I may just hang in my home for awhile.