It's nearly 100 degrees here (and humid) so I have been working on this painting inside. After a very stressful period of document-producing, I closed on my house yesterday!!! Wow, I never want to do that again....... now I just have to move. It will be more convenient this time so I am determined to keep to my normal schedule (of painting, etc.) and sandwich the moving in around that. I still have innumerable plastic storage containers (some of them unpacked from the last move) and my house is only 11 miles from where I currently live so it will be much easier this time.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Sorry about the little "things" stuck onto the surface of the painting....it was so windy they were flying about in the air and I couldn't get them out without messing up the surface. It is kind of hard to find elevation in the Lowcountry and these trees were actually on a little hill that is part of an elevated edge of the bridge to Fripp Island. I have never been on Fripp because you have to live there to get through the security gate. I am getting the hang of palmettos - they are a really good way to practice simplification. It is very easy to get lost in the linear complication of them and lose the entire gesture and feel.
Saturday, 8 June 2013
Wow, I figured out a quicker way to upload using iPhoto! It was a beautiful day to paint outside and, since I will have a bit less time to do so until I am fully moved in to my new house, I had to take advantage of it. I supposedly close on Monday and then have to have some plumbing work done before I begin moving in in earnest. I really don't feel right, though, if I don't get out to paint at least twice a week.......working only in the studio without that outdoor time makes me feel edgy and unfulfilled.
Thought I would post the "nearly done" photo of the marine scene I have been working on inside.....we had a very unsettled weather week so today was the first day I could have really worked outside anyways.
Sunday, 2 June 2013
Well, it took me only a few minutes to get the image up today so I suppose I'm making progress! The weather was very changeable today and by the time I got to this site it was pretty much fully raining.....it did slow down and I managed to get this study done.
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Damn, just getting this photo here made me tired.....I think it's going to take a while before I can remember how to do these things on iPhoto! At any rate, I have been working on this in between gathering tons of paperwork that the mortgage company has required. It seems like I will be done with it soon though and then I can begin packing and moving (yippee) and then I plan on never moving again!
Monday, 27 May 2013
Sorry about the bad photo but I am just thrilled that I managed to get it here at all! I love my new computer but it will be an adjustment to figure a few things out.....luckily I have had an ipad & an iphone for quite a while so the operating system isn't foreign. iPhoto will be a bit more of a challenge but at least things aren't shutting down for no apparent reason. Actually this post is a combination of practice and missing New England (probably by the imminent purchase of a house and its concrete commitment to the south).....so I have been in the house and decided to work from a pretty old photo.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
I am almost done with this painting - I pretty much hate plastic but find myself fascinated with it in this type of situation. I wanted to get the feel of it as a transparent filter for the bright sunshine - the way bodies look when they are seen through it as well as the way the sunlight/shadows change as a result of the light passing through the plastic. Just a note: my new computer has arrived!!!! I am hoping for a smooth transition but know enough after having done it several times that it may be "time consuming." So, I hope to be back online by tomorrow afternoon (at least my fingers are crossed)..........we shall see.