Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Bougainvillea "


20x20" oil on canvas

I'm feeling inspired to tackle some larger canvases. The challenge is to keep the feel of my smaller paintings while working on a larger scale. It's a tough balance; maintaining control yet not being too careful. I've been working quickly, trying not to hold back. Through recent experimentation I've discovered that if the drawing is out I won't be happy with the end result, so I'm trying to be spontaneous but keep it somewhat accurate.

5 comments:

JacMac said...

I think you were very successful in doing the larger scale piece. Your colors are wonderful and I like the blocky feel of your brush strokes.

Jerry Stocks said...

Wonderful, wonderful painting!!!

Michael Chamberlain said...

Thanks for the kind comments!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I love your colors and the way you have captured the light. You really know what you are doing. Your blog is Fabulous

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Totally California! Love this neighborhood street scene devoid of people...for the moment!