Only two more days in Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I feel like I am just getting started. I have paintings in my head that want to come out! I think the trip, and break in painting schedule has me feeling like it shouldn’t be over yet. How ’bout you? Are you ready for October?
Yesterday’s piece had a nice wonky feel to it. Today’s is a little too clean and… staged. The drawing took forever, and I am still not happy with the composition. I spent more time painting this than on yesterday’s, and I think the lack of spontaneity shows. It was fun though!
It was another beautiful Mingus Mountain day. Love the light on the front range.
Flower paintings were at the ready. But after four days without a brush in my hand, I had to wet some paper. This is inspired by freeway art in Scottsdale Arizona. The ride home from the airport turned into a three-hour tour, errands and traffic. Along the way I took some photos of extremely large cacti, and saw even larger cacti stamped into cement. To cap it all off, dinner was a Philly cheese steak at the Anthem outlets. Mmmm!
It actually was a great day all around.
When I arrived at the airport, I walked away from the Southwest gates, looking for a restroom. Then, because of the crowds, I hightailed it back to Southwest. Just as I was loading my bags on the security conveyor belt, I heard my name. It was my Father. He is retired and lives in Mexico. I knew he was going to be in San Diego, but it sounded like we were going to miss each other. He wasn’t sure which airline I was on, and I truly believe the good Lord had a hand in the timing and our paths crossing.
If I had gone straight to my gate, he would not have seen me. And for some reason my phone was not ringing, I did not even know he was at the airport. But it worked out, and we were able to visit for a few minutes!
Still having fun with the Mingus Mountains to the east. I have so many ideas, collage, layering, textures. But I need some wood panels. Think that would be better than paper or canvas. I wouldn’t have to be so delicate. Played with the shapes on this. I tilted the lines, and I like it. Lined with pencil.
Each time I look to the mountains they are new. Partly cloudy day makes for constant changes in the view. Today the field in front turned a perfect platinum blonde. (Photos taken on the 21st.)
Can’t wait to get home and LOOK AT ALL YOUR GREAT ART!