Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New abstracts in Hilo Juried show in August.

These two abstract works were juried into the Hilo Abstract Only show running in August at the Wailoa Center. Both are a little different from my prior abstract works as I went more geometrical in both. Top one is based on a couple of sketches I did using paint on my palette after an outdoor session and fairly true to the sketches when I combined two end to end with this work resulting at 22x52 inches. 

Below that is an early stage of a prior abstract where I made it organic in the end but photographed the in-process work when it was geometric and always liked it so did a new version in 20x32 size.    

New landscapes

Had some beautiful clouds off  Honl's beach in Kona so did two square works there. The top is 10x10 and shows a rain storm in the distance. The second painting is 7.5x7.5 inches and shows more ocean and less cloud. I love painting the clouds and use a violet tone for the darks, an orange-pink for the mid-tones, and then a little lemon yellow in the white for the highlights.   

Below is a scene from Keauhou Bay. We paint there often so I chose a scene of the small footbridge to emphasize. Now need to get in a boat and paint from out in the water to have all the angles covered. Sold another scene from here last week in the Blue Sea Artisan's Gallery in Heauhou Shopping Center.