Another oil and cold wax piece. Again, I was working with the cold wax with the oils and the abstract side reminded me of a field or perhaps a lawn at the end of summer. We all hate and try to eradicate the Dandylion growing on our lawns, but I stopped to really look at them and saw some amazing colors in their spent blooms. I know we all dislike the puffs that the flower gives off to come back another year but nature is beautiful no matter what stage it is in.
So, the question is should I try and find a title for each piece or should it just be "In transition #?"
What would you do?
Oil and Cold wax, size 12"x12" on 1/12" Cradle Board
Another oil and wax piece about transition. On another trip to Suavie Island near Portland Oregon the morning was chilly and foggy. The abstract side of the painting represents the morning mist coming off the river. This flower was most likely another zinnia from a farmers field of flowers. I was so intrigued by the formation and color the petals had taken. There is still a hint of the vibrant color the flower had once had in it's petals.
Oil and Cold Wax painting size 12"x12" on 1/12" cradled board.
This is another attempt with the oil and cold wax showing the landscape in transition. I haven't titled them yet, perhaps they will just be numbered #1 through where ever it takes me. The flower was a zinnia and the field was from a farm on Sauvie Island near Portland. It was a beautiful day early in October on the island and the roads were clogged with families going to corn mazes and buying pumpkins and apple cider.
Oil and CW on cradle board, 12 inches by 12 inches.
The weather here in the Portland area has been just spectacular. So because it has been rain free and mild I have had the opportunity to do some Plein Air painting with friends. Painting outdoors has really never been something I have aspired to learn very well. I find it hard to focus on just one small area of the landscape. Right now the landscape is in transition. The land is going dormant but with amazing colors before it settles down to it's winter mode. I always take lots of photographs to review so that I will be inspired through the rainy winter months.
Looking at my photos I am always intrigued by flowers as they lose their blooms. While I find flowers beautiful in their full bloom there is also something very beautiful in there final state of dormancy.
The fields are also going into dormancy and as I was working on some new cold wax pieces I realized how I had been affected by the autumn landscape and decided to do a series of work on the subject. The process of working with the wax and oils creates beautiful abstract surfaces.This was my first start about the landscape in transition. The abstract side is the field in transition and the flower side is also in transition going into it's last bit of life.
The pieces were done on 1 1/2 inch cradled boards, 12" x12"