Art of all kinds.
Gouache Painting of Sonoma County Vineyards
Our hearts are with those who are suffering during these strange, fearsome times. Might the morning light come uncovered of the heavy smoke skies.
I love the transparency of casein but also realize now that to paint over the top of a painting with a hazy sort of wash, the painting must be mostly done and completely set, that takes several days.
Better to give it another try, another time.
I imagine our vineyards looking like this as the sun sets. A countless array of shadows and light captured within a pink-violet glow.
This is what I see as I look out my window. Not actually imagination.
Had he not suffered from periods of severe mental illness, of mania and psychosis, at a time when there was little treatment available, perhaps he would not have gone that fateful summer’s day.
“Safrano Roses at the Window” by Matisse, is my favorite. Delicious pink roses gathered within that luscious cacophony of glorious pink hues in all it’s beautiful shades AND both inside and outside the window! I don’t think I love this painting because I’m synesthetic, it’s just wonderful! I’ve caught the lovely fragrance wafting from the window.
Expressionist painter, artist + maker. A seeker treading a rocky path.