WE spent July 4th this year in Cinque Terre Italy. It was as beautiful as the guidebooks say, If you could find a place without all the tourist is was a bit like stepping back in time. I've been wanting to paint my mind's remembrances of those villages since we returned but have not had the time.
I take a color theory class I love the teacher. Honestly I think she wonders why I take the class, my painting are all about color. I know color I know everything she's laying out in front of me. I was fortunate enough to learn color theory from Joseph Alber's students at Yale. I look at Suzanne's class as a professional development. All professions have that. And it doesn't hurt one bit. More than once I come back to the studio all excited ready to paint ready to see the colors dance across my canvas.
Yesterday we worked on a little watercolor ( the one on the right) and I knew I couldn't wait to get back to the studio and start my Cinque Terre's works. Here is the beginning of the first. It is way in the beginning so much to be changed , and worked on. I needed to paint those boats. I was sitting next to them on the beach as the owners would pull them into the shore load up and take off on those turquoise waters.