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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sunset Palazzo

Let us begin here.

And finish here

I got a bit carried away and neglected to photograph the interim steps of this transformation.  I remember being rather shocked to find myself reaching for a hot tone of orange at some point and smearing it on the work quite late in the process.  I've learned to just go with my instincts and not let my head get in the way.  Even if the colour doesn't work out per se, it usually lends an intriguing undertone to whatever colour ends up on top.  In this case, though, I left the pure colour as applied, feeling that it gave a heat and passion to the picture.  When I look at this painting I remember the magical colours of Calabrian sunsets, just after the early evening promenade before everyone heads home to a late supper (preferably after drinks on a terrazzo).


  1. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! And i love the color. I think a part of me was instantly touched by this paintings feel because right now we are lacking that heat that just emanates from your piece. And it made me feel warm and free.

  2. Bev,
    Thank you. That is such a beautiful tribute to my painting! I am truly touched by it. I myself am feeling free today, if not warm, as I have just finished the Calabria Series. I'll be posting the remaining pictures over the next 4 weeks, but none is as warm in tones as this one.
    Ciao bella!

  3. I have to say your work is absolutely beautiful and so full of life! Your use of fabric has definitely inspired me to try something outside my box, thanks!

  4. Well, thank YOU, Tina! It's always so pleasant to receive appreciation for one's work; and on the flip side of the same coin, to inspire others with inspiration to try a new direction.

  5. I volunteer at an association which supports the local museum. We earn money through an annual sale of donated goods. I work in the linen department. so why am I telling you this? Because we sell bits and pieces of damaged linen and lace out of what we call the Crafts Box. Artists forage through the box to buy stuff for their work. Having limited imagination, it was hard for me to envision what they do with their purchases. NOW I get it! So, so interesting. Thanks for the lesson.

  6. Hi Carolyn,
    Lovely to meet you. Thanks so much for sharing that story with me. I would love to be able to rummage through that box of treasures! I almost feel guilty for cutting up the lace but otherwise it would just go to waste. I don't know how typical my work is compared to what other artists may be doing with the fabric bits, but I'm glad that you enjoyed my "lesson." When I was making fabric dolls, bits and pieces of fabric were just perfect for them as well. One person's junk, another's treasure, as they say.