Monday 28 September 2015

Horse Island Road - 12" square

 It's wonderful that it's cooling down a little here.............makes getting out a lot more enjoyable! It was pretty gloomy when I went out but we had one of those "coastal flood/full moon" high tides so this spot was much more interesting than it usually is.......there's typically very little water in this spot. Some of the roads were actually flooded and I was unsure if the tides was still coming in or not so I had to find a place where I wouldn't get trapped.

Thursday 24 September 2015

The Crabber (getting there) 18x18"

I put this one aside for several months & it was right beyond my easel on the wall. All of a sudden I started looking at it again (out of the corner of my eye) and felt a strong urge to finish it. I worked plein air for a few days this week and then picked this up yesterday when the weather turned stormy and now am totally into it again. There's always a certain resistance in me when I pick up an uncompleted painting and it sometimes takes a bit of time to get back into it.............sometimes this happens because there was a problem that caused me to put it aside and sometimes there isn't. There wasn't an issue with this one - I probably just felt like getting out of the studio (can't really remember) or it needed to dry a bit. At any rate, I'm closing in now and glad that it seems to be fall here..........the air conditioner wasn't needed today!

Saturday 12 September 2015

shadows and reflections - 24" square

I just started this on Thursday but it's moving along pretty quickly. I realized that the birds are merely an excuse for the shadows and reflections they produce in their environment - I will get to them when I have fused them into their setting.

Friday 11 September 2015

some finishing

I sort of finished this 12x9 last year (and even signed it) but never framed it because something bothered me about it. The other day I realized that there were a few value issues and corrected them.

I am just about done with this 24x12" shrimp boat painting. Both of these photos look too dark to me on the white background I am now using on the blog............I'll have to figure this out soon.

Thursday 3 September 2015

summer clouds plein air - 16x12"

 The weather has been extremely stormy here recently and I almost felt like I had cabin fever or something - it was great to be outside painting yesterday. The clouds were great so I concentrated on them.