Thursday, February 16, 2012

The View from Rosa's Window

The Amazing Reese and I were having a leisurely Saturday breakfast with our friend Rosa at her apartment when I was completely and utterly enchanted by the view. I was also enchanted by good companionship, delicious blueberry oatmeal pancakes, and the all important indispensable morning cup of coffee.

This painting is a very good example of a style I define as "fuzzy realism". This isn't an exact copy of what was there, but rather the essence of the building and the clear, sunny day. Ideally, some of the allure and charm that I felt that morning is coming through on the canvas, too.

There are no exact edges in the painting for the very reason that I can't SEE clean perfect lines, not even when wearing corrective lenses....which I have a tendency to misplace, my glasses that is.....which is one of the reasons for the name of this blog. What drew me to the view, and the reason I wanted to paint it were the colors; the yellow wall against the Texas blue sky and the harsh shadow on the building. Silly me, I thought it would be easy to draw and paint. It wasn't. I drew it several times, wiping it off in each instance and nearly gave up on the whole idea.

It's a 22" x 28" oil on linen.


Kristin said...

Glad you persevered. I love it. I felt what you described.

Sarah Hazel said...

Thanks, Kristin!

Anna Hazel said...

that's really lovely, mom!

Indy C. said...

Well, I wasn't there but I can imagine it through your paint! By the way, I always think of you while having my cup of coffee and enjoying the paint of the Sunflower you gave me!! :) Aaaaah! Almost a year that passed by!

Sarah Hazel said...

Thanks, darlings Anna and Indy. I like it, too. As always Anna, thanks for your artistic suggestions and encouragement.