"Three Oranges no. 2 (Yellow Scrap)"
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas
After my initial surge of residency-ambition, I had a bit of an 'OMG, what now?' moment. We all have those, right? Well, when I have mine, I usually try to go back to basics. (Sometimes, I go shopping, but at Playa... um, not an option). And the basics for me are shapes and colors - and artificial lighting - with the added bonus that I could work on paintings like this before the sun came up...
and then step outside and take a sunrise shot like this!
Getting up so early (ugh, yes, I'm a morning person) has many advantages, but it tends to leave me looking like this by evening self-portrait sketch time. Looking like this - or seeing like this. Tired eyes do some crazy things!