Along the Water
"Along the Water" 9 x 12 Chalk Pastel on Paper
A few years ago, I took some great photos at Irvine Park. I'd been to the park a few years in a row without even knowing there was quite a bit of water there, rife with paddle boats for the amusement of park visitors. I snapped this scene from the train, knowing one day it would give me a great little painting exercise.
Something about the park reminds me of the images from the old Impressionist works, with families enjoying picnics or lounging on the water for the afternoon. I didn't see any ladies in nice dresses with parasols, but the atmosphere is quite similar-- a nice place to relax on a summer afternoon.
The painting didn't take long, as it was more of a spontaneous play session. I've been working with acrylics on canvas, so I took a little break to enjoy the sensation of scrubbing dry chalk on paper for a while.
I did manage to get a piece into the San Diego County Fair again this year:
|"Indoor Garden" 9 x 12 Mixed Media on Paper|
Original on display through 7/4/12
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