I did two plein air studies yesterday..............I am totally sick of working inside so I have decided that I should work outside for at least a portion of each day if I want to remain sane! In getting ready for my studio renovation (next week), I realized that I had a zillion old panels I could reuse so I could feel better about not "wasting materials." At any rate, this was done on a panel that has been painted over several times - I think I caught the mood/color of the day pretty well. I tried to work outside this morning and watched a storm come at me so fast I did not even have time to set up twice...........gave up, went home and paid bills instead!
Saturday 31 May 2014
Tuesday 27 May 2014
This type of update is working well for me since I have developed such a dislike of going on the computer! The top painting is in its final stages and measures 16x12." It is painted on a Raymar panel - a surface I am trying to use more and more - I still like stretched canvas better. Sorry about the tiny shadows at the top (it's still on the easel)......too wet to move to get a better photo.....the color's too cool as well.
This painting is also nearly completed but was so wet I had to put it aside for a few days..........it's 20x16" (and on canvas).
This 12x10" study was done plein air - a view of the only elevated area we have in Beaufort - from the marina. I tend to do these studies more for gathering information about color and experimenting with stroke/mark making than anything else.....also on a Raymar panel.
Thursday 15 May 2014
I am nearly done with this 24x12" painting but found that two of the masts had drifted from their original position........this is very easy to do but I had to let it set up a little before i finished the painting.
This is a 14x11" plein air study I did on Monday at the Old Seabrook Post Office. I went with a plan to work on values - I have found that this mindset allows me to enjoy what I am doing without feeling the pressure of having a painting I can take a picture of.
After working on landscapes or marine scenes for a period of time I am always eager to get back to a figure grouping outside........this one is 20x16" of a mom and her daughter at Hunting Island.
Thursday 1 May 2014
I had to cut this one a little short since it started to rain pretty heavily - really had a great time doing it! I have a very wooded yard and have been collecting some shade perennials - this is one of them.