Monday, March 4, 2013

oil in the studio

Mum, 12 x 9, oil
A rainy day last week provided the perfect opportunity to have a friend join me at my studio to paint a still life. You can see Roxanne Clingman's beautiful painting here.

I only recently got back from a road trip to California. The travel time inspired my enthusiasm to practice more with oil paint and put to work the good instruction I have received from Thomas Kitts, Eric Jacobsen, and Elio Camacho.

Speaking of California, I completely enjoyed my time at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. I saw paintings by early California plein air and Impressionist painters, including work by William Wendt and Collin Campbell Cooper. Just around the block from the museum, at a small art gallery, I was thrilled to see work by Joseph Goldyne. Seeing good art makes me even more excited about making art myself.

Music to paint by on a rainy day: Erik Satie "Gymnopedie #1."

10 comments:

Sergio DS said...

I love this paint, I enjoy this music.

Thank you, wish you a nice week.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Sergio!

Joni said...

Your beautiful painting goes perfectly with my favorite classical piece!

Ruth Armitage said...

Beautiful Mum! I enjoyed seeing Roxanne's interpretation too!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hi Joni! I didn't realize you were a fan of Satie. His music is thought provoking, don't you think?

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thank you for the comment, Ruth. It's always nice to paint with a friend.

SamArtDog said...

Did I say how beautiful this mum is?
This mum is exquisite!!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thank you so much, Sam.

loriann signori said...

A real beauty!

Nick said...

I like this one :)