I’ve been working on this piece, expecting to have finished it today.
” La Reine Market Seller ” Oil on Panel 11 X 14
Started it with a Burnt Sienna / Ultra Blue wash and a loose drawing with the brush.
I’ve been mesmerized by the works of Joaquin Sorolla and his depictions of his subjects under the hot Madrid sun. This site has a slide show of his complete works.
One should not get so hypnotized by muse or self that one doesn’t pay attention to how one wipes the unwanted paint off a palette knife.
They do not call it a palette Spoon, or a palette Fork, but a palette KNIFE!
Hence, Paintus Interruptus.
When well used, they are more like a Palette Shiv.
This experience must fall under the proverb employed by motorcycle enthusiasts: ” There are two kinds of riders-those who’ve wiped out and those who haven’t wiped out yet “.
Too bad I didn’t need to add crimson to this piece- I could have had an endless supply. My thumb is in the shop for a few days- enough time to look through more pages of my Sorolla book.
This guy doesn’t have to be concerned about a useless thumb.
And neither does Chili Pepper…..he’s almost flaunting it in my face……