I have made some progress on this one..........went painting outside all day on Sunday & did two but they were kind of crappy so I am not going to post them.
Tuesday 31 January 2012
Saturday 28 January 2012
Just an update on the "tropical scene" and then the start of a new painting...........the landscape is so wet I had to put it aside (even though I like working wet this was too much) plus I have to do some additional studies on scene. The "start" is of some window boxes in sunlight in the historic portion of the city of Beaufort. It absolutely amazes me that these flowers grow in winter! In addition to the warmth, I am quite happy with the amount of sunshine here; if it's not raining it is usually partly or mostly sunny. And then there's the shrimp.
Monday 23 January 2012
A painting of the fishing area at Hunting Island State Park; obviously not completed. I totally adore the shapes of palmettos and they way they co-exist with the tall pines.
Thursday 19 January 2012
I spent a glorious morning at Hunting Island State Park which is about 16 miles from where I live - I have roughed out a much larger painting and needed better color information. I still have to pinch myself when I realize that it is in the 60's and it's January. I plan on spending lots of time at this state park - it is an absolute paradise. You can't see it in this but the ocean is right beyond the land mass and palmettos and a really neat lagoon thingy between my easel and the land mass.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
I did this small plein air last fall when I went painting with friends on Cape Cod. I actually had another painting I was just about to finish this morning when I had a terrible accident - I went in the house for just a second and my entire set-up blew over, spilling mineral spirits all over the nearly done painting causing everything to bleed together! Very upsetting since I was liking it and it is now pretty much unsalvageable.
Sunday 15 January 2012
I certainly need to get back to constant practice outside! I set up outside in my backyard and chose a tiny corner of the very vast marsh that begins at the end of the yard. Nearly didn't post this but decided to anyway since I want to get back into the habit. The weather has been awesome down here and it is hard to realize that it is January - the temps have been between 58 and 78 degrees in the daytime buut I have heard that this is unseasonably warm.
Friday 13 January 2012
Wow, it's been a long time! I am happily settled in my new residence in Beaufort SC. It was a tremendous amount of work to get here and I don't plan on moving again for a very long time. I promptly got the flu on New Year's day or I would have been back posting again sooner. I am still feeling a bit crummy and there are two bedrooms that are either filled with storage containers or excess furniture, but I am getting there and hope to be back to painting full time very soon.