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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

All By Self

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All By Self, Oil 6" x 8"
I must admit that this painting looks a lot better in person than the photograph. Oh well ... it is so hot outside and my feet were burning so I was probably a bit rushed to take the picture. I suppose I shouldn't complain as there are many of you out there trying to paint in near sub zero temperatures! The papers say it should cool down by the weekend. Which is a good thing since it was 90 degrees when I got in my car last night ... at 8:30 p.m.!

18 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

Beautiful painting. Nice boat. The marina here in Michigan on Lake Huron where I sail doesn't schedule putting boats in the water until May.

LSaeta said...

Anthony - sorry about that! WE are dying in the heat here in so. Cal. this week so it sure feels like summer here. Send me some pictures of boats ... please!

susan hong-sammons said...

Another wonderful painting. Your paintings are so fresh and totally look like they were done "en plein air." How do you do that!!! Strange to think of you painting in 90 degree temperatures while I'm freezing in chilly windy Chicago. oh well, that's life for a plein air artist

ben wideman said...

It is way too hot right now for April. I really like this one! The boat and reflection really jump off the canvas. Bravo!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

LOVE the effect you get with the palette knife!

LSaeta said...

Susan,
So sorry that the weather is not great in Chicago. I hear the temperature is supposed to drop here tomorrow about 30 degrees ... so our brief "summer" is over!

LSaeta said...

Ben & Elizabeth - thanks so much for your kind comments. Gotta love those reflections!

Victor Bauer said...

Your choice of each color is perfect Leslie. Great painting!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Your colors are remakable.. I love the way the light rakes across the water.

LSaeta said...

Thanks Victor and Fabio. I like the colors. I might even try this same painting with green and orange ... could be fun!

Art with Liz said...

Love the way you use the colour, the paint and brushstrokes to achieve such energy in your paintings.

SC Shisler: said...

Your paint application is so direct and spot on. It appears effortless, which totally is not easy with a knife! Your courage to paint a difficult subject time and again is awesome and inspiring. Hard to believe you didn't start all this until 'mid-40' !

julie davis said...

So feel your pain on the heat! It was 93 or 4 in Austin yesterday and should be the same today. I love the colors here - this one conveys such a feeling of strength and solitude.

Marian Fortunati said...

It was 104 yesterday at my house!!

So WHERE do you take all of these boat photos??? I thought you lived near Pasadena and my vision of Pasadena doesn't include boats...
I know you LOVE your sailboats, but do you drive to the marina all of the time or what???

It is cooling off today, thank goodness. Be well, Leslie!!

LSaeta said...

I take tons of them when I can and then keep them in inventory when I am stuck in Pasadena! Especially on really, really hot days!

Peter Lee said...

Nice work!
I like the red a lot - it's really pulling my eyes. The reflection is gorgeous too!
It was really hot - 100 where I live (orange county).
Thanks God - it's cooling down now.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Somthing about this painting really, really appeals to me. I think it's the abstract quality... I like the looseness, too. And the red and the blue - ah.. I give up. I just like everything about it!

Dean Grey said...

Kelley is onto something.

The sky blues and the vivid reds look amazing together!

-Dean

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