Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cape Cod Dunes

Oil, 9" x 12" 

One of my favorite places is Cape Cod. I took a wonderful plein air painting class on the Cape several years ago with Amy Wynne Derry, through the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. I used a reference photo for this painting which was taken when we got up early to paint as we watched the sun rise over the dunes near Provincetown.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Shady Retreat

Oil, 9 x 12

Last Saturday, I participated in a plein air event in Georgetown. Texas, This event was co-hosted by Georgetown Art Center and Georgetown Heritage SocietyWe set up our easels along one of the downtown streets and painted on a beautiful day. This little hideaway caught my eye. "Shady Retreat" will be hanging in the Georgetown Heritage Center as part of this event. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lavender Pathway

A couple of years ago, the Plein Air Austin group painted at a Lavender Festival, about this time of year, at a Hill Country winery. I snapped a few pictures while I was there and painted this from one of those reference photos. Compared this to a previous painting from this experience (in my DailyPaintworks Gallery) I can see a great deal of development in my sense of color and texture. Really loving the palette knife for these small landscapes. Enjoy