Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – Siesta



This is one of my favorite paintings! It was painted from a photograph taken of Marbella, Spain. The light reflected off the tiled streets making my photographs more colorful. Look how many elements are repeated. The rhythm is created though their repetition and variation. The white paper dances between the shadows. Colors are intense or toned down and the line is lyrical. My best paintings seem to come when balancing the repeated patterns.

In this piece, slight changes of color are repeated leading primarily to the arched window with the white trim.  Despite the lack of detail, the high contrast and most intense colors make that area the center of interest. I love the suggestion of geraniums in the flower baskets. Colors dull down as they lead down the road.








I want to help you with your painting! “Building Your Center of Interest”, my upcoming online class, is designed to help you to see and play with art elements. Composition is your key to communication. This week’s painting demonstrates how a good design simplifies the process. Sign up today!

When you sign up early, I will email you the handouts a week ahead on March 5th or . You will have online help as we practice a variety of ways to make your paintings work! It is three Wednesdays, March 10, 17 & 24 from 10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 3:00pm.



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