Thursday, December 27, 2012

Watching the World Go By

Coffee Break at St. Armands Circle
9"x12" oil on canvas panel

I did this painting 2 weeks ago (and now that the holidays are over I am finally getting around to posting it!) I met up with the Light Chasers at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota that day and as I was scouting out the area for my subject, these big sunshade umbrellas by Starbucks caught my eye- probably because they reminded me of  the ones often found in the markets and cafes of Italy.
The white haired gentleman seated beneath the umbrella must've sat there (kindly posing) with his coffee cup in hand for at least an hour, just watching the world go by... and I was happy to do the same with my paintbrush in hand all morning long!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Reflections on Painting

Water Lilies on Ingrid's Pond
 9"x12" oil on panel

Reflecting on doing this painting yesterday, I wish I'd picked a shadier spot to may be December, but here in Florida it's still down right broiling hot in the sun!