I visited the Red and White Gallery in Fayetteville TX last week to see some of the paintings of William Anzalone. Now this guy really is a colorist; I loved the work and had a long and interesting discussion with Kathy, the gallery attendant (recently retired from teaching art in the public schools and preparing for her own one-woman show). I think I could learn a lot just looking at this sort of work close up, thinking, "Now how could I do that???" You can see Anzalone's work at the link: www.RedandWhiteGallery.com. It's there until June 15, and worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood.
Color study aside, I've made several smaller pieces on painted canvas, using the purple muhly grass theme, figuring that I've become pretty good at machine embroidery of these grasses by now. I wanted to paint some more skies and see how they felt behind blowing grass--also, I have all this gessoed canvas to use up, and a couple of exhibitions I'd like to enter.