August 18, 2009

House on Angel Hill


This was our final painting of the week. Trying to put all the concepts to work. As I said yesterday, I was not feeling the love that day. It was the hottest day of the week and the hottest week of the summer. It was like standing in the furnace with the hot air blowing. I started this, wiped it, started over in a different format. I got it blocked in and by that time had to retreat across the street to the shade. So my perspective was a little different and the light had quickly changed.
But I got kudos from the owner of the house and from the two boys who flew by on their skateboards! What more could ask?

It's always a race for me when I am painting outdoors. All in all, it was a great week. It always is when I can devote that much time to painting and be surrounded by other artists - it's just so energizing.

And wouldn't you know it - this week's weather is wonderfully cool!

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5 comments:

Calli said...

I love it, Deb!

Reminds me of a cottage I once knew and loved. It makes one think about who lives there? and what their lives are like, who planted the flowers? who sits under the lovely shade tree?

Yes, all these come to mind and that is due to your gorgeous capture of the moment.

You are the queen of serene! Each painting of yours has that very quality.

Just beautiful~
~Calli

Chuck Dilmore said...

nice, Deb!

just as your night painting...
both are strangely magnetic, inviting.

excellent~

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Calli - Thanks. I love that title - Queen of Serene!
I wonder all the same things at times. In this case I met the elderly couple who lived there. Each came out and looked at my progress at separate times, although I didn't have a chance to ask those questions.

Chuck - may be the curiosity of what is happening behind those dark windows that draws you in...

Denise R said...

It certainly looks like you enjoyed yourself at the workshop and your work is wonderful! I admire his work and it is so exciting you got to do a workshop with him!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thank you Denise. I did enjoy myself. I always do when I can be surrounded by such a great group of artists. Do you paint? If you ever get a chance to take a workshop with him, I highly recommend it.