12"x12", oil on canvas. Its not really a thimble but some other small shiny thing. While I was working on another painting, an interior of a flower shop, from photos and sketches I noticed the violets in a little corner of a photo. I remember seeing them and wanting to paint them at the time. They came back to me like an unexpected gift. This is more of the work from my time with E. in Paris. (Other posts from those trips are here and here). I feel like Bonnard and Vuillard are there in the patterns.
12"x12", oil on canvas. In Paris this May E and I bought lots of flowers for the apartment, this painting is from photos we took on our last morning there: peonies in a yogurt jar, catching the morning light from an open window while the rest of the room remained dark. See E's sketch here. Available here.
It's been a relief to have a little more studio time lately and that time has opened up the brain space I need to listen to something and even listen to something other than familiar pieces of music. I have truly enjoyed The Savvy Painter podcast: such a pleasure to hear painters talk at length about technique, process, inspiration, other paintings, life! Its wonderful!