Fresco Watercolor Painting on Board, 8" X 8"
Painting can be purchased for $125 plus $6 s/h: from the artist, Jenny Floravita
I'm very inspired today...woke up to really balmy weather here in California...am working on a new oil painting that incorporates the dramatic mountains of Oahu and the weather is adding the perfect ambiance to my working environment. It's supposed to rain but I have my studio windows open and the scraping of the palm fronds that surround my house are the perfect sound. There's a slight breeze. The outside temp is really comfortable. As I write this blog from my office below, I am also listening to the sound of the waterfall in our pond.
The particular piece that I'm working on today is an Oahu North Shore scene that is from the viewpoint of Sunset Beach area looking in the direction of the mountains that loom over Waimea Bay.
During my last trip in January, I was really awestruck by the intense beauty of the mountains, which has never been a subject that I've been taken with before. It's tempting to try to catch every detail in every crag and nook but I know better than that...that softening up the details in the distance adds a more balanced feeling of depth...am hoping to make a lot of progress on this painting today and perhaps bring it to a point where it can sit and dry in my studio for a while.