A Sample Kind of Man

Sample Man ©Loralee Chapleau 8x6

Sample Man
©Loralee Chapleau
8×6

I think that this one is my favorite in the series, so far. Not only are there all kinds of lively colors at the Farmer’s Market, there are also all kinds of lively characters there too. This man was tirelessly giving away samples on a hot, dry, California day. Not only do I like the subject matter of this painting, I also like the way the shapes and values balance within the composition.

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Fresh Bouquet

Fresh Bouquet ©Loralee Chapleau 8x6

Fresh Bouquet
©Loralee Chapleau
8×6

Farmer’s Markets provide endless inspiration. In this scene a lovely lady has purchased a beautiful bunch of fresh flowers. As an artist, I find the farmer’s truck just as interesting and beautiful as the lady and the flowers.

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Vegging Out

Vegging Out ©Loralee Chapleau 8x6

Vegging Out
©Loralee Chapleau
8×6

This is another from my series of Farmer’s Market scenes. In this series I am exploring figures, colors, and shapes. I am simplifying the figures so that they appear more abstract. I’ve also simplified the produce into simple colors and shapes. In this scene a young hippie type of guy is stocking up on his vegetables. You might say he is “vegging out”.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers ©Loralee Chapleau 8x6

Fresh Flowers
©Loralee Chapleau
8×6

Day two of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I have started working on a series of small paintings of scenes from local Farmer’s Markets. In this scene the young man tending the booth is surrounded by buckets full of fresh cut flowers. Such a colorful sight!

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Call Me Crazy

…but I decide to attempt the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge again! We will see how far I get before life gets in the way. Considering that the goal of the challenge is to paint more frequently, it can’t hurt to try. This time around I have decided to paint small. Let’s see if that helps.

The Mod Squad ©Loralee Chapleau 6x6

The Mod Squad
©Loralee Chapleau
6×6

So far painting smaller didn’t help! For my first painting I decided to try my hand at the Daily Paintworks Crowd of People Challenge.  This was fun, but the complicated subject matter was difficult to execute on a small scale. I decided the best thing to do was to simplify. I like the way simplified figures lean toward abstraction.

The way the central figure came out reminds me of vintage mod fashion art. That is why I decided to call it The Mod Squad.

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Mountains of the Moon

Abstract 4 ©Loralee Chapleau 8x8

Abstract 4
©Loralee Chapleau
8×8

 

It is day eight of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I must admit that I have thought about letting a day go by with out posting, but here it is. I am continuing to have fun exploring abstract landscapes. This one reminds me of a song called Mountains of the Moon.

The Water’s Edge

The Water's Edge ©Loralee Chapleau 8x8

The Water’s Edge
©Loralee Chapleau
8×8

 

I am continuing to explore the landscape in terms of abstract elements. I painted this while sitting by the water at China Camp State Park Beach. The meditative sounds of the waves coming to shore really enhanced the creative process for me.

30 in 30 Challenge ~ Day 4

Abstract Landscape Study ©Loralee Chapleau 5.75 x 5.75

Abstract Landscape Study
©Loralee Chapleau
5.75 x 5.75

 

I am taking a little break from my vineyard studies. This was done with left over paint and a scrap of the Arches Oil Painting paper. I am really starting to get the feel of the paper, and I am enjoying it. I really like the combination of thick and thin washes of paint on this piece. I am going to have to get some more of the paper and try some larger paintings.