I love this painting. Its the first in my new series, "Feeling Blue". The clouds were this gorgeous shade of pink for about 10 minutes, before the sun went down and they changed to a slate grey. They remind me a bit of those psychedelic elephants from Dumbo, swirling and constantly changing. I just sold this painting to a friend I recently reconnected with. Glad to see it went to a good home ;)
Being home in Tahoe has really mellowed me out since this summer. I work at The BoatHouse, a lakefront bar and restaurant right on the Timber Cove pier. All day I gaze at the lake, mountains and sky. I love the calm, morning water that reflects Mt. Tallac in its bright blues and greens. I love pale pink and lavender sunsets on clear evenings and the neon oranges and fushia clouds of the sunsets after a storm. I love the full moon on cold, clear nights in winter.
Recently, I've begun a new landscape art series I'm calling "Feeling Blue" as a follow-up to my portraiture show, "Seeing Red". I am so inspired and impressed by swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler. I know I blogged about him before after I saw his M A S S I V E paintings in Zürich and now again, I cant get enough. Check him out:
This is a quick painting I did of my friend, Craig during finals week in one of our last semesters of college. We were both tired, over-worked and under-fed. We needed a break. I did this in about 2 hours, maybe less. I dont think Craig liked this painting very much, but I love it. Usually he is so fab, bright and shiny with nary a hair out of place on his perfect head. Hes bouncy and fun and always has more energy and charisma than anyone else in the room. But not that night. That night he was human. Worn, sleepy and irritated.
I feel I caught the dark side in him...Coooll ;)