Friday, July 28, 2017

Golden Garden

Today's Painting challenge was to rescue a canvas that I used in a plein air painting that just did not go the way I wanted.  The colors in the initial painting
were just too dark and did not seem to be worth spending more time working so
I put it aside to use later.

Today, with the rain falling  was a day to paint inside so I worked on this redo.
Using the palette knife I applied colors and worked the florals on the canvas.
I am glad I decided to rescue the initial painting and make something I liked more.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

New Art on the Easel

With the heat and humidity, it seems much nicer to paint in the good ole AC rather than plein air although I have been doing a bit of both.  It was enjoyable to play with color and design with the "Open Bar" painting.

Plein air painting in Clifton Forge at the School of the Arts was a really enjoyable trip last week.  There were lovely gardens behind the School of the Arts as well as across the street at the outdoor theater.

Painting in both settings makes for an enjoyable summer!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Paintings on the Easel

I have been looking for different options to paint plein air with things other than "green" .  I have plenty of brooks, streams, woods and mountain paintings so another mix of colors and views are something I wanted to do .

Buildings and shapes, colors and figure shapes became the fun focus for some recent art.  Everyone goes town and country so variety is nice to
provide creative ideas.