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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!


  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.

  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.

  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. ;)

  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.

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

  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!


  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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