Thursday, April 9, 2015

Bicoastal, week eight

I know those of us on the West Coast don't fully understand how it feels when you see the first flowers poking up from bare dirt after a long winter, since our plum trees bloom in January, but I can try to imagine it.

Of course, Libby sent images of flowers this week. 

In the past I've thought about doing a series of 36 flowers because they are SO HARD to make into interesting paintings.

So, here is the first!

Libby was a little disappointed in this one, I think. This is the first week I didn't choose the image she was secretly hoping I would. I felt this was the hardest image to work with so far—and that's good! 
I really enjoy pushing myself. I feel that has been the greatest reward of this project so far—I am painting images I never would choose on my own!

First Sign of Spring, painting by Kalen Meyer, acrylic on canvas, 10" x 10"

Flowers (you can tell I don't know what they are, crocuses? snow drops?)
Photograph by Libby Ellis

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