This artist, me, finds it a bit difficult to come up with new subjects. Landscape, landscape, landscape. Pears! Fruit! I mean how many times can one paint the same "scene" of the water and the sound or of wildflowers. For quite some time now, I've wanted to break out of my routine and find NEW discoveries.
It takes a lot of thought. In fact, often, more time is spent in thought BEFORE the painting than the actual process of painting itself. That's why it's hard for me to paint unless I have days of solitude before hand. This summer, when not doing commission work, I've spent time going through my old travel sketches of summers in Italy and France. The first thoughts that come to mind is the old world architecture. Arches and aqueducts have solidified in my head. They are everywhere and many date back to 300BC. So aqueducts it is! There is no end to the modern paintings this will bring.
Let's get started. This sort of takes me back to the color and design days in college. Believe me...those were ancient days! But, I remember having a project similar to this where I constructed a geometric tree with shapes and colors. I suppose since math was my thing, the geometry is right up my ally. The supplies are here...orange ink, charcoal pencil, oil sticks, oil paint....here goes. What have I been waiting for? (like the frying pan in the sink?)