While waiting for the mountain paintings to dry I worked in this beautiful studio. I wanted to capture the “spirit” of the studio…the Flowing curtains, the view outside and the symmetry and balance of the room. This is, my dream studio!
This the (almost) final painting of the Monserrat mountains. It required a daily mountain uphill hike in 100 degree weather. I wanted to show movement in the composition. There is realism and a bit of surrealism. A change in my normal style.
After painting the Monserrat mountains where I was standing for 3 weeks, I grew weary so I turned around and this was the opposite view of the Village behind me in the evening. The lighting was magical, so I focused on the drama of the light and shadows instead of small colors.
After the drawing is finished I begin painting layer 1. I try to get at east 3 layers on each painting. I was painting pretty fast without any outside interruptions. Everyday basically boils down to 2 questions- !. What do I want to accomplish on my painting today and #2 what am I going to eat. This simplicity and isolation allowed me to focus on producing 3 paintings.
July 6, 2016 Looking forward to my month long International Art Residency at Cans Serrat at the base of the Monserrat mountains near Barcelona, Spain. This is special opportunity to focus on painting and also to work with 12 very talented artist and writers from around the world. We all have studios and presentations weekly.
The first day is the hardest and the most exciting. Hunting and exploring for right location when you don’t know the area. This spot requires me to hike up a mountain with my equipment everyday, to get to this spot. There were endless possibilities in the beautiful Monserrat Mountains.