the battle of sunglass glare

This is my trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras two years ago.  Painting i

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Mardi Gras, 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

t was a fretful experience.  I thought my hand would never do what my eye told it to…so I walked away for a bit, came back and finished this piece.  I must admit, it wasn’t really supposed to be a portrait of sunglasses, it just felt that way while I was working.

Day two, take two.

Just roughed in, with a bit more than a little to go!  I was thinking about Mardi Gras, well in actuality Fat Tuesday,  and thought I would celebrate by painting a scene from New Orleans.

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work in progress, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

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(blank stare)

I am absolutely finished with rocks.  Looking back on this, I’m thinking I don’t know why I chose this subject matter….except I liked the light.  Maybe that’s it.  The light.  No, I was fascinated with the rocks.  Miles of rocks, piled like mountains.  But, alas, I’m told by one of  my “fans” that it doesn’t mean anything.  Nice picture.  Not my favorite piece.  Argh.

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Ocotillo Rocks, 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches