Monday, April 22, 2013

"If you hear a voice within you saying, "You are not a painter," then by all means paint... and that voice will be silenced, but only by working." 

- Vincent van Gogh

Here are a couple of paintings from this week.  Its been pretty breezy lately which has made conditions beautifully clear.  Driving home each day I've been really drawn to the foothills looming over Pasadena and tried out numerous new locations in hopes of painting them, but I couldn't get anything to compose right.  The clear air got me looking for longer views but that never really panned out either, and working in the wind proved to be quite challenging at times.  A few strong gusts almost had me fishing my tripod out of the L.A. River.  Anyway, painting is difficult and sometimes you wrestle with doubts about what your doing, but I guess you just have to keep going.  These are both 8x10 oil on panel.

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