Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
This orange grove is in the Santiago Oaks Regional Park. The orange grove is considered historic in that it is one of the last remaining orange groves in the City of Orange. This grove goes back to 1935.
What interested me in this subject was the way the grove was hidden away in a eddie of timelessness. In a city that was named after the crop it was known for you have to hunt to find any kind of orange groves.
This orange grove feels like it hasn't changed. I really like the light on this hill tucked beside the Santiago Creek. It is near a dam that was used for irrigation back in the late 1800's.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
I just don't get it. I think I could paint everyday all day and not run out of things to paint. I see paintings that I would like to paint everyday on the way to work. I wake up thinking about what I would like to try from technique, to color, to composition. I see other artists work and it inspires me to try new things. With plein air painting everything is different all the time. Forget the different scenery-you could paint the same scene every day and never end up with the same painting. I am guessing that painters block is more of a function of laziness or severe lack of imagination than anything else. I don't know how many paintings I have in me but I know that I will never run out of things to say or ways of saying them.