Each season, in each place, has its own palette and I find that each informs my work, wherever I happen to be. We’ve spent our spring and summer on the Puget Sound where I’ve been soaking up the way the water glistens, the seagulls call, the foghorns sound.
While here, in addition to the #100littleartworks project, I’ve been painting my VENTERS coastal series. Initially inspired by the wildness of the Oregon Coast and my memories of the beaches and marshes of North Florida, I wanted these paintings to have the palette and reflective transparency of sea glass and sunsets.
top image found here; bottom image by me
As I do for each series, I put together a Pinterest board for my palette inspiration, printing and referencing these images as I worked in the studio.
painting knocking on heaven’s door, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 40x30x1.5
right image found here
painting how she moves, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 15x19x.75
bottom image found here
painting make me an angel, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30x40x1.5
left image found here
As I look back on the completed series, I see the way the work and the palette shifted the longer we were here on the Sound. I’m looking forward to finding my way through the Fall and the changes it may bring in my palette and my way of seeing.
PS– I’m shipping the last of the VENTERS paintings out to Art & Light Gallery very soon! Then onto the next!