Here is the final Mermaid in the Series. I'm not quite finished with some of the detailing around the base, but I wanted to post the photo, because I know my favorite collector will be watching for her. These were wonderful to paint Marion, Thankyou for the opportunity. I'll be posting the best of the bunch all together when I take the final photos.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Warm shells from a warm place on a cold snowy day. 4x6 oil
While I don't often show unsuccesful works I thought I'd post this photo of the lost mermaid, This is the third attempt and now I'm wiping her clean to start again tomorrow. It's frustrating when things don't flow nicely, but part of the paint of growing. I'm just glad it happens a lot less frequently then it used to.
....funny, I wrote "paint" instead of pain...well that works!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Not for Sale
Here is a selection of a few more watercolor studies from my trip to Florida. When I look at these I can feel the warm sun that was streaming in when I painted them. It is quite cold and getting ready to snow today here in New Jersey. I must admit I like that too. I love to visit tropical climes, but I think the change of seasons is one of my greatest inspirations. The warm would never be as sweet without the cold. I'll be posting one more day of Florida pictures tomorrow. I returned to daily oil painting this morning. I found it's easier to switch from oils to watercolor, then to switch back to oil painting after two weeks of watercolors. Interesting.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
not for sale
OK I'm not sure what it is...a seed or some kind of fruit or nut. I liked the barnacles on it... it was about the size of a golfball and it reminded me of Mickey Mouse. ..Walking on the beach in Florida for the first time since 1983 I was totally facinated by everything. As I gathered stuff I wondered if the locals took the shells for granted like everyone does with the clams and things here at the Jersey Shore. Then I wondered...Are there actually any locals in southeastern Florida?
Friday, January 19, 2007
approx 6x6 not for sale
These lethal blue jellyfish were all over the beaches in Juno. Here is a tiny one caught in kelp that I was able to bring back and paint. Except for occasional studies in sepia I haven' t worked with watercolors in about 15 years. It was really fun using them again while I was in Florida. There wasn't much time to paint so the watercolors were a nice quick alternative. The studies I'm posting are not for sale, these visual diaries of my trip are so much more precious then photos.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
I folks...I'm going to Florida for a couple of weeks...first vacation in three years!! That's not really a complaint, because I gave up luxuries like vacations so I could pursue my painting. That was two years ago this March. I am taking...or as Katherine would say...Traveling with my sketchbook! I will not however have access to a computer, so look for the next update around the twentieth.