Sunday, March 8, 2009
10 X 8 inch oil painting on linen panel.
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Even though our winters here in Southern California are very mild, I have to say that I absolutely live for spring! We had some rainy days this winter and as a result the hills everywhere are green, it looks like all the photos I’ve seen of Ireland. Right now the wild flowers are just starting to make an appearance. Soon the green hills will be covered in purple lupine, yellow mustard and our state flower the orange California poppy. Then the deciduous trees will sprout new bright green leaves. The temperatures will stay in the 70s. The warm golden sun and blue skies will make it impossible to stay inside for very long. This is my favorite time of year!
The scene in this painting caught my attention as I was driving my son home from preschool. It is actually an unkept piece of property that was slated to have several homes built on it but the city wouldn’t approve the developers plans so, now it is up for sale and vacant. I was drawn to this because of the puddles. With all the water and reflections I’ve painted lately, I wanted to see if I could pull off a small puddle.
What do you think? Did I succeed?
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