Last night Providence looked beautiful as we drove home. The streets were quiet as everyone had settled in for fireworks while my little family sped home to our beds. Here is a rough, sangria influenced sketch of the statehouse. Oil on 4"x6" clayboard. (sold)
Got a chance to do another and I think it coheres a bit more than the last one. 4"x6", oil on clayboard (immediacy of watercolor or acrylic, depth of oil) with blue ground tone. That is a Mosque at left on the horizon, not sure which one, against the Atlas mountains.
Whistler I am not but I do give myself credit for trying something that feels impossible to pull off. I'll keep working at some sort of harmonie du soir of my own. 24"x24", oil on canvas. A smaller scale would help but for some reason I yearn to make large night paintings right this minute. (I often work backwards going from big to small rather than the other way around.) Marrakech.
Bit by bit, the creative seizure triggered by the glut of inspiration from our Moroccan Sketchbook trip is loosening its hold. 16"x20", oil on canvas. This view overlooking the square is from Chez Chegrouni, a restaurant serving memorable tagines. Here diners write down their order which returns later as the bill. Such a relief on the first night when my sister and I were tired, overstimulated and starving.
The first night we were in Marrakech my sister and I had dinner on a terrace overlooking the busy Place Jmaa El Fnaa. This this little painting (4"x6") of the square is from a photograph I took that night. The Koutoubia Mosque presides over the whole of Marrakech and dates back to the 12th century.
Hello Olneyville! A friend was driving me through the 6/10 Highway juncture at dusk the other night and I took some photos. One of the people I spoke with that night has a google alert for anything Olneyville and said mostly what comes up is Hot Wieners (oh goodness, well, here) and art stuff. Here's to both and a strong community too. (about 4"x7", pencil, pen, AD markers and watercolor in a sketchbook) (The dark blue/peachy strip along the bottom 5th of the picture that looks like a shoreline is the side of the highway overpass.)
Last night I was up late talking with a dear friend. After seeing her off at the end if my father's drive this scene led me home. It was absurdly picturesque! The candle in the far off window (albeit electric) and big smoky moon and all. I ran inside to coat my self with "deep woods off" and then returned to take in the sight. (Watercolor.)