Saturday 28 February 2015

batik suit - 10x20"

 The girl's bathing suit will be batik fabric if I get it right.......I scraped this down at least three times before I quit today. It remains cold and miserable - plein air just isn't happening for anyone down here at the moment. Waiting for spring!

Monday 23 February 2015

experimenting with color - 18" square

It has been nearly impossible to work in my studio the past week - my little space heater can't adequately heat the place It's moderated a bit the past few days but this winter has been very cold down here. We have all of these lizards that I worry little Carolina Anole that lives behind my electric meter looks pretty damn skinny (he comes out and sits there when it's warm enough) and I swear I can see his little ribs so I hope it warms up soon. I have nearly finished this one and actually tried to paint outside this morning but it began to rain pretty hard so I had to stop. Oh well, the sun's beginning to come back. 

Friday 13 February 2015

"peace" - 20x16

I have wanted to paint this for about a year...........when I was out painting a landscape at Hunting Island, I paused to take some reference photos and these three guys rode past. At the time I saw them, I thought that the front guy was waving at me but when I looked at the photo later I saw that he was giving me the peace sign. I thought it was pretty neat when I discovered that! I have a little more work to do on the right hand side.....the water is done with very thick paint and I couldn't get some of the finishing touches to stick. Bicycles are pretty hard to do convincingly and I already see problem areas but that's for another day when it's dry enough.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

from the bluff - 12x10"

Just a quick study done on Monday from the bluff over the intra-coastal waterway at Beaufort. It's the first week in what seems like months that the weather has cooperated for our plein air group on Monday morning. 

Thursday 5 February 2015

hazy, hot and humid - 11x14"

Still going through some adjusting with my new bifocals but was able to begin this painting today and get pretty far with it. It's been really gloomy and cold here (I'm not whining, really) and I was missing those hot and steamy days we get down here. Usually, the gray, humid days don't inspire me all that much but what can I say? 

Wednesday 4 February 2015

oldie but nearly newie - 20x20"

This painting has been on the drying wall in the studio for at least a year and a half.........I kept thinking about finishing it but somehow didn't, not knowing exactly what I needed to do next.  Last week I glanced over at it and knew exactly how to finish it! I am nearly there but couldn't paint today - picked up my new glasses & am "adjusting" to my new, stronger prescription (with its slight headache).