Endless Summer Show
50-50 III, Sanchez Arts Center
The fifty 6"x6" paintings are finished and the show is installed at the Sanchez Arts Center. I painted beach scenes, beach volleyball games, surfers, sailboats, cyclists, motorcycles and a few vintage cars. My theme expanded to include things that I came across or happened upon while painting for fifty days.
Two days before I began to paint, I picked up 50 6"x6" small wood panels for my artwork. I chose to paint on gessoed canvas rather than the wood. Each painting started with a transparent red oxide tonal underpainting to help me with value. I really have to think about value while I'm painting, it doesn't come naturally to me. (Value is defined as the relative lightness or darkness of a color.)
After each painting dried, I glued the finished paintings to the wood panel. At the end of July I was getting behind schedule when my brother and his family visited. My niece Ann helped me glue many of the paintings to the panels.
To see more of my paintings in the show visit my website on the available paintings page.
Below is a photograph of the installation of the fifty paintings. The show runs through October 2nd at the Sanchez Art Center.