Monday, September 26, 2011

Still on the easel

Since there was Staff Development (I guess I'm developed enough!) today, I got the day off!! Wahoo!
I got up early and took care of the few chores I had and went to the studio around 10:00. I have been working on this low country picture for about 5 weeks but I've only gotten to paint on it about 4 times in fits and spurts. I actually think I made some progress today. I want to finish so I can charge forward to some other beach scene, or something new. I really like the way I got the man's shirt - got to work on his hand though!! I tend to want to paint every blade of grass! I took off my glasses and used a larger brush and painted areas instead of obsessing. Hope it helped. I'll get some critique tomorrow night.
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

09/11/11 Just the beginning of my Outer Banks painting

This is the first time in almost a week that I've been to the studio. I'm working on a painting of the outer banks. This is a detailed painting and is going to take me a LONG time to complete. It is not like I have the chance to paint every day so I really try to get a lot done while I'm there. I want this to emote the feeling of relaxation and joy that this couple feels after a day on the outer banks and how much they'll enjoy their dinner of wine and clams and oysters.
The grasses are challenging me right now, but I'm sure I'll figure it out and not have to paint every blade! (which is what I always want to do) It might be a palette knife opportunity!!
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Saturday, September 10, 2011


This was a landscape that I enjoyed painting of the Florence countryside. It was one of the first paintings that I ever used a palette knife on. I really enjoyed it and have since then painted many others this way.
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