Just the Way You Are


Billy Joel’s Just the Way You Are is a favorite — both to listen and to play. Back in the 1980s this was one of the most-requested songs whenever I entertained friends or performed music. This lovely tune came quickly to mind recently as I finished the fifth of my “hot pink gessoed” index cards. Remember, in an earlier post I said you’d be seeing the last in the series? Yes, indeed. Here it is;

As always I feel compelled to offer the usual disclaimer. The photo is not good.  I think, though, that you can get a feeling of the rich warm colors.

By this point, I had learned a bit about working with that hot “bubble gum” pink undertone, so I knew how to create the shimmering orange skies. I was working again with a painting from Charles Warren Eaton as my inspiration. For the record…

View original post 556 more words

Categories: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s