|Oil on canvas 12x10 in.|
Submission for Bill Guffey's Virtualpaintout. Image is found at:https://goo.gl/maps/EwiMKBmJq2o
"The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real." Lucian Freud
|Oil on canvas 12x10 in.|
Wandering through the towns and streets of Ghana via GoogleMap, my eye was caught by this woman living in Nzulezo ("Surface of Water"), a village built entirely on stilts and platforms. This painting is for this month's Virtualpaintout hosted by artist Bill Guffey. Here's the link for this image:https://goo.gl/maps/W5mSGUuS1Dm
|Oil on canvas 30x25 cm.|
Puerto Rico is the site for the month of January on Bill Guffey's Virtualpaintout website. I started this three weeks ago and then was not able to continue until I picked up my paintbrush today.
If you are interested in seeing the inspiration, click on:https://goo.gl/maps/g6WGGYvzXw32
“To wander is to be alive.” Roman Payne
|Oil on canvas 10x8 in.|
This is my entry for Bill Guffey's Virtualpaintout this month, a view of Virpazar, Bar, Montenegro. I am leaving tomorrow for Barcelona to spend the holidays, and I rushed a bit in order to complete something to post. I read a bit about the country and discovered that this small mountainous country (Monte Negro "Black Mountain") on the Adriatic is recently independent from Serbia (in 2006).
It is an interesting exercise into the reality-virtuality continuum--term used for a continuous scale ranging between the completely virtual (virtuality) and the completely real (reality)-- when one becomes engrossed in whatever website we enter. I don't wish to wax poetic or wax philosophy too much, but the process of participating in Virtualpaintout by creating a simple painting of a site in an unfamiliar country discovered in virtual reality can reaffirm the consciousness that our commonality, our humanity, is far greater than our differences. Here's the googlemap link:
May you have a wonderful and peaceful holiday.
|Oil on canvas 9.5x7 in.|
I am intrigued by the sun spreading its luminous glow over the trees at sunset and here is my attempt to capture it. Looking at it posted here, I want to darken the sky to bring forth the colors in the trees. Next time.......
|Oil on canvas 18x24cm|
Portugal's border is 20 minutes from where we live, and we drove an hour further to the beach town of Albufeira. On the pathway down to the beach was an elderly woman with a fruit stand selling these delicious fruits.
Years ago while exploring the sierras of Huelva, Spain, I found myself in Linares. This pueblo of 300 inhabitants is of Moorish origin and its streets are famous for the "llanos," tiles usually of blue and white depicting heralds, floral, or animals. Grass grows between the cobblestones and in places appears as a lush green carpet. At the time I was in my early 20s. In my 30s I returned and my two-year-old son played in the water trough that is in the main plaza. Recently made the trek to this tiny enclave "a la recherché du temps" and tried to capture it in paint.