Thursday, March 8, 2012

Journal: Indian Pickles

As I've been engrossed in the studio with a new series of Vermont landscapes, I'm finding I miss paying attention to the little things I see every day here at home or out in the changing weather. So I'm back to doing small "journal paintings" in the morning as a warm-up for studio painting. My rules (hey, I'm a Virgo) for these are: 8" x 8" gessoed board, seven colors (white plus six primaries), directly observed, and no more than ninety minutes. Here are Indian mango pickles that I bought in Montreal, because who could pass up that color.

7 comments:

Anns Art said...

I like the idea of a warm up first thing and what a great painting you have.

RH Carpenter said...

I'm not sure I'd want to eat a mango pickle, but the colors in this are delicous :)

Susan Abbott said...

I agree, I'm not going to be sampling these--purchased for the painting, not the eating.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you, Ann. I'm setting my stopwatch for ninety minutes, so it's a warm-up exercise, and not my day's work.

martinealison said...

Il est bon de retrouver vos oeuvres apr├Ęs plus de 6 semaines d'absence... Je rentre tout juste des Philippines...
Gros bisous

Antonio Machado said...

Amazig pictures and paintings!
Congratulations

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you for your comments, Antonio and Martine!