Monday, September 16, 2013

September 30 in 30 — Around the Corner

Around the Corner, 8"x10", oil on canvas panel, ©2013 Cindy Greene,
$175 available here
This painting was a challenge in itself! I started in en plein air on Balboa Island, on a beautiful summer morning. I was very happy with parts of the painting, but there were a few problems. I've been mentally working on those areas now for some time, and decided it was time to actually finish the painting. I used Julie Ford Oliver's "paint on the glass" technique again and tried out some different options, and I'm pretty happy with the outcome.

Balboa Island is really sensory overload — so much to paint and it's better to bite off very small chunks. The gardens of the homes are charming, and I especially liked the Iceberg roses and grey-green bedding plants of this home.


  1. Hi Cindy, I really love this painting! The colours are just beautiful and the composition is really unique and interesting. Love the reflections in the window. I love your painting style!

    1. Thanks, Wendy! I'm so glad you like it. I was drawn to the garden first, then to the sidewalk curves — and had to really work at bringing it together. I used the glass several times to figure out how to handle things.


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