Wednesday, April 19, 2017
11"x14" Plein Air Oil on Linen Panel painted on location, Alla Prima sold
The Old Village of Mount Pleasant was our location for this morning's plein air painting group. This corner is one of my favorite locations on which to find lovely reference for plein air paintings.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
14"x11" Oil on Linen Panel
I found these beautiful blue chicken eggs and decided that they were meant to be painted.
This still-life had to happen sooner rather than later so these gorgeous eggs wouldn't spoil.
I may get away from it for a while and finish it up, if necessary.
Monday, April 10, 2017
8"x8" oil on linen gallery-wrapped canvas painted from life in the Alla Prima fashion
This sweet little still life was begging to be painted after a long day of painting en plein air. My hostess had this beautiful pitcher of hydrangeas sitting on her kitchen counter near the window, and I painted this as the sun set outside under natural lighting. As this painting progressed, I found I couldn't see the color in the values anymore, so I had to stop here.
I like how it turned out despite my race against the clock to get it down before dark.
9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel painted Alla Prima & En Plein Air
on location in Rockville, SC sold
It was a very sunny day and we were painting in the shade of massive oak trees so I saw a lot of dappled sunlight on top of roofs and background items. In order for the background (house) to remain in the background, I must diminish the importance of the warm tones and contrasts.