Hot Pink Underpaints

Hot Pink Underpaints

Nov 1, 2022, Tues — Hot pink underpaints on one canvas, and hot orange underpaints on another. If that sounds sexy, imagine being there in person? I get so excited seeing the underpainted canvases. It’s like the foreplay before starting the actual painting. 

Hah! I’m coming up with this stuff as I type. But seriously, I get very excited seeing the underpainted canvas. I can feel my physiology change as I look at them. Which puts my mind in a wonderful positive state to anticipate the painting that will go on top of that color. 

So that’s what I accomplished today. Two underpaints for two quite simple paintings to balance the last three paintings which were complex. But mostly I chose simple subjects because I only have four days to complete a painting before I go off on this week-long roller coaster ride: Up to K Falls to collect the show, over to Ashland to deliver a painting. Then to Sac on Mon to deliver new paintings to my printer and pick up the ones he’s finished capturing, plus the three new big custom canvases. Winding up that afternoon at M’s birthday in Chico, where I am staying the night.

Then home with a two-day sprint to prep for bringing a huge load of art to the Bay Area and Paraduxx winery on Thursday. I’ll be in the Bay Area at least one night and probably two because I might go see the billboard in Silicon Valley. Then back to Sacramento for one night?

OMG, this is what I never wanted my blog to be: My to-do list! Sorry about that. All that was to say why I want to do a simple painting. So I can finish it before that onslaught starts. The first one I underpainted I realized wasn’t simple enough to pull off. So I planned and underpainted a second one! I’m not even sure I can pull this one off. But I’m going to try starting tomorrow. I’ll have four days. It will force me to be loose, paint loose. Or I’ll chicken out and underpaint something ELSE tomorrow!

Okay, that’s a wrap for Hot Pink Underpaints. Are you brain dead? I am. Maybe go umbrella shopping at my Contrado Store? Renew your mind with the ever-exciting care of your giclee? Or just sit under this palm tree…

Palm Sunset, 30 x 48 in, oil on canvas by Lauren Forcella
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Painting nature is my way of being devotional to this beautiful planet we’ve been born to. I strive to bring onto the canvas the livingness, aliveness, and wildness of this wonderland we call Earth… Read More

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