Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hot Slide, 6x6 Inches, Oil



I haven't decided if this one will be the one I submit for my Challenge group's July painting.  The topic is "HEAT" and I have a couple of weeks to decide.  This is what the hot sun looks like on a hazy, hot and humid day, sinking behind Aquidneck Island.  These colors are the only thing I like about the heat.  I'm a fan/a/c girl.  Heat = misery to me.  I'd rather be cold - I can always add layers!
I really like the sun in this.  I used Cad. Red light with a bit of Titanium White, THEN I added Gamblin's Radiant Magenta to the outer edge.  I like the water.  I don't know if I need the information about the house, the trees and the road on the land section.  Hmmm...

I've been working like a fiend in the studio.  Loving every minute of it.  I've discovered if I get over there early I can get a good number of hours worth of work before the heat is totally unbearable.  It's mostly because I have a flat, black roof directly over me, and the temp inside is hotter than it is outside! My studio assistant, below, likes to get out before the high temps, too!

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7 comments:

  1. Cette dernière peinture grâce à la présence de ce soleil m'apporte un je ne sais quoi qui me plaît !... Parfois il est difficile de traduire un sentiment et seulement dire je l'aime...

    Gros bisous à vous et une caresse à votre ami à 4 pattes.

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  2. The eyes have it! Paco's eyes that is. He is so adorable. I'm with you; I too prefer the cold to the heat. Not a fan of summer and it tends to keep me indoors.

    You've perfectly nailed the fluorescent pinkish/orangeish sun of sunset. Thanks for giving the colors you used as I've often wondered how one would capture that gorgeous sunset color in paint.

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  3. beautiful piece...I can feel the heat! Love the bright colors that seem to emit warmth. Your assistant looks like he may be lobbying for better working conditions. ;)

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  4. This is a beautiful painting-I love those Gamblin radiant colors, too.
    You really did a nice job on the whole sky area.
    I have to say that I'd rather have heat any day than cold! I don't mind sweating, but cold weather is definitely not for me.
    Paco is so adorable, it must be great to have him in your studio.

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  5. I love the sun's reflection on the side of the house. Beautiful, moody piece.

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  6. Living in the steamy heat of the Gulf Coast I can vouch for your interpretation of "heat" - yep, that's it! Your colors are, as always, divine!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  7. love that sun slipping away... you really nailed it! I always want to paint that but shy away because I'm just not sure I can pull it off. Inspiring!!

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