Farmers Market #6
8x6in oil on canvas $125. SOLD
This is another complex market scene. It is a lot on a small canvas.
The lady in the yellow dress really caught my eye.
For me, the enjoyment of the farmers market was observing the
different people getting far more involved with what they were
buying than how I see them buying similar items at my local supermarket.
When I first started this I painted in only the lady in yellow. I really liked her
but discovered I lost the feeling I was after.
The painting somehow became about only her and not a colorful and
busy market scene. So I popped in the tall lady in white.
She does balance the plastic bags hanging down on the top left.
If you place your hand over the lady in white you can see
I would have had a perfect square format with the yellow dress
and hanging bags.. But... I had started with the rectangle.
It really doesn't matter because I love painting these scenes and
solving my problems. I did do a couple of thumbnails first and it
did not show up as a problem in black and white. It was the color yellow
that attracted the eye too much and kept it there. Once I had painted her
and liked her I was scared to touch her ( I am learning!) so I moved
the color around and over to the right side using a variety of different shades.
(The shadow side of the blue boxes is not quite as saturated as shown.
- that is a camera problem I could not solve)
Talking about solving problems...
I had an accident where I lost most of my big toenail a couple of weeks back
and when I was invited to a party I decided the band-aid did not look
too appealing in my party sandals so I painted the shape of a toe nail
in the matching color nail polish right on top of the band-aid.
Obviously this photo was taken without the pretty sandals!
It was suggested I pass on this hint on my blog.
Thank you for all the encouraging comments on my last post.
Sorry I could not get to answering them all but you made me