Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Pair of Prickly Pears

Plein Air Prickly Pear
12x12 oil on canvas board

on the easel

Prickly Heat
11x14 oil on canvas

on the easel

I thoroughly enjoyed painting with the Plein Air Colony of Pinnelas this past Monday over at Fort DeSoto Beach. I've admired paintings of this subject by other artists for a while and was interested in trying my hand at it too, but hadn't even realized we have them growing here in Florida! As it turns out, the organic forms, with their subtle shifts in temperature and values, along with the various textures, make for really fun subject matter! So much so, that we all returned the following day to do it again!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Canaveral National Seashore Paint Out Paintings

Palm in the Park 
8x10 oil on canvas (sold)

Canaveral Morning
6x6 oil on canvas (sold)

White Caps
10x20 oil on canvas board (sold)

We'll Leave the Light On
12x12 oil on canvas board 

New Smyrna Dunes Park
16x20 oil on canvas (sold)

Beach Day SOLD
5x7 oil on canvas board

11x14 oil on canvas (sold)

Sunset Palms
8x10 oil on canvas, available

I returned to New Smyrna Beach yesterday to take part in the rescheduled "Sunset Paint In" and live art auction that had been postponed earlier last month due Hurricane Matthew. The organizers of this event did a fabulous job, going above and beyond to save all the artwork from getting water logged, as the roof and ceiling of the gallery space ended up with substantial damage. My nocturne turned out to be one of the few casualties, unfortunately, but I'm hoping to successfully restore it with a little restretching and TLC! As always, it was a delight to paint and visit with my fellow plein air artist friends. We'll just have to hope for better weather next year!