Sunday, 28 June 2015

website building@?##!

I am in the process of building a website on GoDaddy.........needless to say (and you can tell by the title of this post), I am not terribly adept at it. Blogger has kind of spoiled me with its ease and I have been putting this task off for several years now but I absolutely HAVE to do it. Of course one thing leads to another and I discovered that I have to get some semblance of order in the way I file my photos. While doing that I realized I have not taken photos of many paintings I have finished - so, I had to do some of that. Hopefully, the process will become clearer to me as I become more experienced with the "web Builder" or whatever they call it! The painting of the little girl below is 12" square and was done several years ago - my son just traded it in for newer ones - I have always liked it and since I have spent 2 days fooling around with the infant website and it has been a million degrees here, I thought I would post it again.

This is one I have been working on in the last week or so and it's almost complete - the paint is drying so fast due to the heat that I feel like I am working with acrylics. It's 20x16." We are getting a big thunderstorm at the moment and the temperature is down to 89 degrees! I'm about to go put a sweater on.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

guarding the floats - 20x16"

Not done yet but I thought I would do a "progress report" thingy. It is so hot here that I'm not likely to go painting outside for a while.......It reached 110 degrees on my patio shortly after noon. The official temp is 97 with a heat index of 114 degrees. Even the mornings are so hot and humid that I'm not tempted - I really hate it when sweat pours into my eyes. The extended forecast calls for pretty much the same for the next ten days or so which means I'll be in the studio. I really love heat and humidity but I am totally appreciating my air conditioning at the moment!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

clouds on the water -12x12"

I did this plein air study yesterday (for the most part)......the light changed and the tide came in so I had to work on it a little bit more today. It was pretty hot so I worked in the studio for the most part - it took me an hour to get the studio down below 90. I believe summer is here!

Friday, 5 June 2015

county line - 14x11"

This is a plein air study I did on Monday...........the location was at one of our many boat landings but I couldn't find a sign that identified it. As I was going home I did see a sign that I was "entering Beaufort County," so, that's what I named it.

Since I get sick of doing progress or update posts, I often forget to show a picture that has been completed. This painting is 24x12."

Monday, 1 June 2015

quick plein air - 10x10"

The summer clouds are here again! It's been incredibly humid so it's good that I like it. I'm hoping for a thunderstorm today, in fact, so I don't have to use the sprinkler on the garden all afternoon - I already have tons of squash and cucumbers!