Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bangle - beach scenes, people at the beach

6x6" oil - had a marathon painting session at the beach - which is the best for several reasons, my favorite being seeing what develops towards the end.

-after painting a bunch of 'serious' landscapes, I started painting a few close up people studies. quick, fun and loose, not over thinking - in fact barely thinking about painting.

I love getting to that place.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Red Trunks - beach scenes, oil plein air landscapes

6x6" oil
sat by myself at the beach last week and painted...nice breeze, gorgeous out... and today got caught in a summer shower while walking the dog.... makes me smile

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Blue -oil painting,hydrangeas,flowers,still life

24"x30" oil on canvas. Summer Blue. Hydrangeas again - love em or hate em they are the flowers of summer ... kinda have to paint them at least once.

With the bigger paintings, I'm experimenting with thick and thin paint - its very freeing.

except my little dog likes to sleep directly under the easel and with the dripping happening here, well lets just say he got a bath in the sink later

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Little Blue - daily painting, flowers

6x6" oil A Little Blue
painting a couple large ones today - in my kitchen - for a change...and AC.
this is a sketch done while taking a break.
Hydrangeas on the table - so summery.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Work in Progress

a work in progress - sitting on my mantel - I'm no good at the 'work a little bit on a painting every day til its done' thing.

Painting something all at once - in one sitting -or at the most 2 days is waaaay more my style -

This was painted months ago....its my mission this week to finish it! its so close. then switching gears just a bit....

Monday, July 12, 2010

Beach Girl - plein air,beach scenes,children playing at the beach

6x6" oil - beginning of a 'working vacation' for me :) - not going anywhere just spending the next two weeks painting up a storm.

This beach girl was painted from life (plein air) - MUCH harder than working from photos - but the spontaneity and energy cant be beat.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chasing Memories - beach scenes, children

commission - some commissions are easier than others - this one was a cinch.
little boys chasing stuff at the beach - I know it well.
Happy Summer