Admittedly, I have never been to Spain, and have never seen the “rain falling mainly in the plain”. However, I have the happy staccato of Eliza Doolittle dancing in my head and I think the motion of the song – upward, peppy, thriving, moody, helped to evolve this painting into a scene of motion and loose vibrance.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: sometimes I put too much paint on the canvas – I allow the scene to become cluttered and stiff (these canvases are currently gathering dust in a corner of my studio). But when I stop at JUST the right time – not too soon, not too late – the expression and refinement are balanced and beautiful. And THAT, delights me to no end.
“Rain in Spain” is 16×20 inches, oil on canvas and will be available in my shop in ONE HOUR, at noon (EST), today! $100!
Check back tomorrow for the FINAL painting in this mini painting-a-day project! There is also a lovely collection of originals & prints on sale in my studio shop. Check them out!