Saturday, March 10, 2012

Star Gazer

I've worked on this small painting of plumeria on and off for a while on the loose thought that I want to do a series of 6" x 6" sized plumerias for the annual 50-50 show in the Sanchez Art Center of Pacifica, CA, during which the artists juried in would do 50 6" x 6" sized paintings in the theme and media of their choice during a period of 50 days, and the paintings would be mounted in a 7 x 7 (+ 1) grid format and shown as a group when finished. I really want to try to submit to this show, as it would push me to paint faster and more consistently, as well as trying various looser styles. Well... I wouldn't really call this one a loose piece and it certainly was not finished in a day, but I really like the suggestive backgrounds between leaves, which I basically invented the color and let the wet-in-wet process taken over to create interesting organic shapes. Next one would be looser, I promise...

Edge of Summer,  Watercolor on Arches 140# Cold Press Paper , 5"h x 7"w, 2012 #23




  1. It's gorgeous, Arena! I love the granulation and color in the top and right-hand petals. FIFTY in fifty days?????


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